Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.
"I need to tell you that you are sadly mistaken when it comes to the facts. This proposal is very much more academic than athletic."
science labs need extra station/s, what if nonresident students were removed?
classroom brought up to speed, is that the TEACH wiring they never completed?
I am unsure why I am taking the time to write this but I need to tell you that you are sadly mistaken when it comes to the facts. This proposal is very much more academic than athletic. Every classroom will be updated to meet today's technology needs, libraries will be expanded for the academic need (currently students can't get into the libraries to do research if a class is using the space). Science labs will be expanded and made safe for today's academics. Academics and the arts will be enhanced because current gym space is being repurposed. It is more cost effective to build gym additions vs. classroom additions. Further the gym space will be used by our entire community (Park and Rec -- seniors will have a walking track instead of the mall which have kicked them out -- and we will be able to gain revenue by renting out the space). Believe it or not only the crowded stairwells are being expanded so they can meet ADA standards. Only 2 classrooms per core will be expanded and the room utilization will be 80%. This is a plan that even Cindy said she thought she could support. It meets our academic needs and is fiscally responsible. A home built in the 60's has most certainly been updated. It is time for our schools too. Believe me I have done my homework, I have spent seven months reviewing every part of this project. I have made compromises. There is no perfect plan but this one is fair!
Kyle's reply: Molly, please don't confuse my lack of support for this referendum with your idea that I don't think some things need to be done. Obviously my idea of a "need" is different from your definition of a "need."
I do not doubt your sincerity and zeal for the project, but I still see too much "fat" in it. And as for Cindy, I think it is best she speaks for herself.
ACADEMICS, NOT ATHLETICS: VOTE NO.
Elmbrook School District Referendum Links:
Former 2007 Referendum Facilities Facts Sheets (Still a good read)
The countdown continues: Just 12 days until MILLIONS OF DOLLARS Tuesday!
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