To the editor:
Let me see if I get this straight: Cordley Elementary, a school built in 1919, is slated for significant, costly and time-consuming renovations, while the students are shipped off to East Heights, a school built in the late 1940s and subsequently mothballed for being clearly inadequate. Meanwhile, Centennial, a school built in the 1950s along the lines of Hillcrest and Sunset Hills, remains closed, despite being less than four blocks from Cordley!
If it is necessary to renovate Cordley, why not use Centennial, which is within walking distance of Cordley? The bigger question — why renovate Cordley at all, for at the end of the day the district will still have a school built in 1919, which will eventually be closed, but only after having had big bucks sunk into it. It is things like this that voters remember when the school board and administration present bond issues for their approval. I for one certainly will.