Why is the Pasco School District paying exorbitant amounts of money to architects on custom plans for each and every school that is built?
I am pleased to see the district responding to the rapid population growth by building more schools. There is a clear need for more classrooms.
Under the current budgetary constraints, we have been told that paying our teachers and getting proper curriculum costs more than we have, yet there was plenty of money available to pay architects to create separate designs for Curie STEM Elementary, Franklin STEM Elementary, and McClintock STEM Elementary.
Creating an aesthetically pleasing building is great, but what is wrong with having schools that look the same, especially when money is saved?
Karen Glaesemann, Pasco