KIM MCINTYRE, Kennewick
After reading the recent article that expressed parent concerns over using the Fruitland building in Kennewick for temporary housing of our schools, I reflected on my time spent in this building.
My school, Canyon View Elementary, was the first school to be renovated in Kennewick. We moved into Fruitland after the building had sat nearly empty for many years. Our kids and staff adapted to the changes that the move entailed. Our children looked forward to spending a day a week for recess in Lampson Stadium. Yes, the Fruitland building is old and has its challenges, but each day spent there, I was thankful that Kennewick has this building to serve our needs.
Spending one year at Fruitland was a small sacrifice to make to have a beautiful new school building to move into when school started the next fall. Many places in the world do not have buildings as nice as Fruitland.
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A special thanks to Kennewick's maintenance crew is also given for always working diligently to keep Fruitland running smoothly. Kennewick is also very lucky to have the support of our community as we remodel our schools.