Seven years of construction nears end at San Ramon Valley High School
Original post made on Sep 16, 2010
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on Sep 16, 2010 at 12:39 pm
How much did this cost us? Realize that had the project been built for non union wages, it would be the same quality and at least 40% cheaper.
Are the portables still on campus? What is that costing us?
on Sep 16, 2010 at 1:45 pm
First priority should have been (and still should be) sufficient parking on campus. Getting to and from school is the most basic necessity. The kids should be allowed to become entirely self-sufficient and drive bikes and cars as soon as possible. There should have been a parking structure built BEFORE any of the above projects. And NO spaces should be "compact" sized.
Second priority there should be a a Pickup/Dropout Lane system designed--that doesn't block traffic.
Third priority there should be 12 decent tennis courts built (with good lighting) to allow the 4-year development of good tennis programs for the kids (right now very few kids get a chance to play on the teams)...and also for the general public in the non-school hours. Those present courts are ancient and terrible. Huge cracks. Poor surfaces and constantly dirty and slippery with leaves and pebbles. Major lawsuit liabilities. Poor design and spacing. Poor lighting and fencing. Must be from the 1950s. Worst courts in the county for our Danville kids. There is almost no "development" of tennis players of our Danville youth (The "teams" just take kids that already know how to play.) But there is no organized tennis "voice"....because there it almost zero tennis programs or participation.
The PE program (mis)uses the courts to "house" students, not teach them tennis. And it allows yearly abuse and destruction of the courts (fences, nets, ground). Sometimes it puts 8 students on a court with wooden paddles and lets them pretend to play paddleball. Some kids just whack the wiffle ball around (with no scoring). Most just sit or stand around and scratch the ground and nets with the wooden paddles. They're in their street clothes....and never break a sweat. That's a PE class nowadays. It's totally worthless. Worse than worthless.
on Sep 16, 2010 at 2:44 pm
I thinck we spend to much money on ejucation. When I was a kid we had no fancy buidlings and so many teachers and that did'nt hurt me any. We had no parking. The kids that could afford legs walked. My mom and pa were poor so we could not afford legs. They just kicked us to school even in the snow. Kids these days have it to good.