Saturday, November 20, 2010
Aerials of our high schools - SPLOST in progress
I received a copy of the updated aerial photo of Tucker high school, and rather than simply posting it with a reference to just how wonderful some of our SPLOST projects are, I thought I would grab aerials online of all of our high schools and create a slideshow for everyone to review. (You can click on it to go to the full size images.)
I think the slideshow emphasizes that we have many wonderful new and newly renovated high schools, but we still have a ways to go to get them all up to par. I am guessing that the board is under great pressure to hire a business and education-savvy superintendent as well as streamline the construction department while posting the new internal auditor at the helm to watch over the SPLOST dollars in order to regain the public's trust so that we will vote in a SPLOST 4. Obviously, we need it, as we still have a lot of construction to do. I hope the board is able to meet their goals, appease SACS and regain the public's trust. But I must say, that I, personally will not vote for SPLOST 4 unless the board can prove that they have secured strong oversight so that the bungling and corruption of the past cannot be repeated.
FWIW, posting the check register online would be a strong step in the right direction in order to exemplify transparency and earn trust.