|Re: LISD To Seek New Principal for Lewisville High School|
Poster: Anonymous Posted: 2012/4/1 3:01:31
The rebuild at LHS was approved before Lewisville had any residents on the Board (thus we endured the Board's refusal to rebuild the main campus big enough to house three grades and stop the needless 3040 campus construction), so you can't hold the arena up as a "Lewisville First" thing. I think it was more of an effort to placate the masses at a time when serious unrest was brewing.
Under the original partial rebuild plan, the auditorium was going to be retained from the old building (and left standing all alone like an auditorium oasis in the middle of a parking lot desert), but the cost/benefit analysis just didn't add up. Further, I am sure the price was competitive and the construction plan was reasonable, or the Board would not have approved it. The obvious explanation for any construction plan is that at least four members voted for it. The Minutes show that five members voted to approve the auditorium construction, so it was NOT a Lewisville resident controlled thing, obviously. The packet for the November 14, 2011 Board meeting, shows that the recommendation originated with the Bond Oversight Committee, which is made up of people from all over the district. Further, the report shows the cost is $7,727 to 8,181 per seat, not $10,000. I am sure this is in line with usual prices, too.
I hope The Colony won't worry about being slighted by the current Board. If construction is needed over there, I think the chances are much greater now than in the past that The Colony will get the construction it needs.