To the editor:
Lawrence school district facility-closing ideas have failed to focus on the building with the greatest commercial value. Closed schools, when a buyer can be found, are generally sold at a loss. However, 110 McDonald Drive formerly housed businesses.
It was a different era when voters passed bond issues to move the administrative offices. It was a different era when administrators were chosen because they were master teachers. This may be a time when the district lacks funds for specialized administrators in their own building.
Closing the administrative office building would doubly benefit taxpayers when the building is sold and also when the land is put back on the tax rolls. The administrative offices could move to one or several “underutilized” schools. Students would benefit from the availability of a larger network and a wider variety of adult role models. We can align the interests of taxpayers and students, and still save money without closing any neighborhood schools.