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Letter | MISD school bond update: more reasons to go back to the drawing board?

The KC Real Estate Tax Senior Assessor overseeing valuation of MISD schools pointed out this past week that it is not unreasonable to expect well-maintained schools to provide useful service for over 100 years. Our schools, of course, were extensively upgraded 10-15 or so years ago. She also pointed out that building component quality has tended to drop over the years, so newer is not necessarily better. Of paramount importance can be optimal matching of design with needs, which architects and other professionals can adjust for us with current structures as appropriate.

Informed education management sources advise that all (or most) schools should not be placed on the same obsolescence schedule.  Building ages should be balanced.

Check out two new sources of information regarding the bond proposition:

www.no-mi-school-tear-down.com

https://sites.google.com/site/nomischoolsbond

Tom Ulie

 

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