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There are no savings in reorganizaing Chatham County schools

By Dan Sundberg
Posted Monday, February 14, 2011

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Silk Hope, NC - This is straight from the presentation for reorganization to be given Monday night. Have you priced a new gym lately or parking at $100 per space? How about renovating bathrooms or a new science labs? And the savings are not even going to come up to the $650,000 claimed as the reason to do the school reorganization. A new gym could be $1.5 to $2 million.

We just built a 6,000 square foot metal community center in Silk Hope and it cost one million dollars.

There are no savings in reorganizaing Chatham County schools. The reorganization will cost us more money.

"First, there are savings to be realized from reconfiguring. The total savings is not as much as initially estimated due to the need to equitably distribute educational or specialty services in grades K-12." Robert Logan states.

Long Range Facility Impact
Bonlee Middle School Renovations

  • 4-Language Arts/Social Studies/Mathematics Classrooms
  • 1-Science Lab Classroom
  • 1-Gym (800 seats)
  • Additional parking
  • Conversion of K-5 restrooms

"These capital costs can not be included in the CCS operating budget and would therefore have no impact on balancing the operating budget." Logan

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