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Re: finding school sites

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  • david_thalheimer
    Leslie: I submitted just such a plan to our planners a couple of years ago, although I didn t have access to the computer-aided planning tool. It is difficult,
    Message 1 of 10 , Aug 31 1:59 PM
      Leslie:

      I submitted just such a plan to our planners a couple of years ago, although I didn't have access to the computer-aided planning tool. It is difficult, but can be done to "help" but not eliminate the need for new schools.

      - David Thalheimer

      --- In howardpubliced@yahoogroups.com, "lesliekornreich" <leslie@...> wrote:
      >
      > How about a one-time, whole-county redistricting, moving people slightly west into under-enrolled schools and alleviating the overcrowding in some of the schools in the east? The way we re-district now, by area, is like re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic. If an entire area is overcrowded or under-enrolled, what good does an area re-districting do? While a whole-county re-districting would disrupt more students, we would only have to do it about half as much as we re-district now.
      >
      > Leslie Kornreich
      > Candidate, Board of Education
      > www.lesliekforboe2010.com
      >
      >
      > --- In howardpubliced@yahoogroups.com, "bobrosebrough21045" <bobrosebrough21045@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Instead of running your pie hole about nonsense (lack of negative statements about toxic poo on the FREE site), how about your plan to do SOMETHING about the 1000 seats available in five ES's on the West Bank (Dayton Oaks, Lisbon, Pointers Run, Triadelphia Ridge and Bushy Park) in view of the largely non existent McMansion market.
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In howardpubliced@yahoogroups.com, cynthia vaillancourt <CynthiaVaillancourt@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > One of the other obstacles to finding suitable sites for neighborhood schools is what seems to be a lack of vision for possibilities. We do not have to limit ourselves to existing large tracts of land.
      > > >
      > > > In fact, in the current economic climate - we should get information on distressed properties, bank owned real estate, foreclosures, preforeclosures --- and real estate listed for sale. We should also have access to information about which local real estate has decreased in value below what is currently owed on it. These represent opportunities where assembling parcels large enough to use for school sites could have the multiple beneficial effects for individuals and the community.
      > > >
      > > > We spoke the other night at length about the wisdom of using the local government's right of "condemnation" (legally forcing a property owner to sell - at fair market and usually plus something)... with distressed properties etc, "taking" these properties off peoples' hands they might not otherwise be able to sell would be a community service.
      > > >
      > > > We need to be more open to "non-traditional" concepts keeping in mind that what is novel to HoCo may be working well in other communities or states.
      > > >
      > > > Cindy Vaillancourt
      > > > candidate, BOE
      > > >
      > >
      >
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