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Feasibility workshop coming next week

| May 20, 2010 8:37 PM

Libby Public Schools will host its final round of feasibility workshops next week. A free community dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 (c'mon, free food!!). Afterward, officials will review what has occurred up to that point and then small groups will form where ideas can be discussed.

Last month, this event was poorly attended – which is a shame. Besides the food (did I mention it's free?), this is something very important for the future of Libby's school system. The main issue at stake here is what to do with Asa Wood? Should it be renovated? Replaced with a new building? Or, some other plan that could be feasible?

I wish I could attend myself but we go to press on Wednesday nights and deadline is just something I can't get out of. But I'm hoping that others can find the time to shoot over to the Memorial Center on that evening and get involved.

My opinion? Build a new school if the funds can be secured through government sources. A bond issue could be possible. Some may say that it's not good to have a bond issue right now. Then again, when is it a good time? The factor that weighs heavy on my mind is we're talking about our local children. I don't think K-3 students should be on campus with middle-schoolers and I don't think eighth-graders should be on campus with high-schoolers. Seems to be too many social issues to consider.

Anyway, that's all I'll right on this here. Take part in Wednesday's event and don't be intimidated by phrases like facilities educational master plan or educational visioning. And did I mention the food is free?