Chardon Schools Just mailed out its “Openlines.” It should be called “Openlies.”
BIG LIE: “The State of Ohio reviewed our buildings and concluded they are beyond repair and no longer suited for today’s education.”
Not a word about them being unsafe. The state would shut the schools down if they were unsafe. If we can fix up old houses, we can fix up old schools and for a lot less than $76 million that will be charged to taxpayers for the next thirty-seven years. We don’t need a new football stadium or track, either.
The superintendent and school board members want to see their names on a plaque. Whoever thought it a good idea to build the monstrosity we call a jail. It has a marble-floored lobby that is bigger than many homes in Geauga. Let’s not make another horrible money decision like was done there.
The truth is the schools ranked in the top 10% in education in the State of Ohio for the third year in a row. How did they manage to do that? The power is in the educators, not the brick and mortar.