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Letter: If we’re going to rebuild a school, let’s do it right

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Mr. Larson’s letter of Oct. 20 ("Disapproves request for state help with new school") raises more questions than answers. The insurance money, if I understand it correctly, would not put the school back to the state it was in prior to the storm, much less bring it up to current standards. The location and the alternate across the road were good ones 20 years ago, but with today’s growth spreading further out into the county and both sides resting on what should be expensive real estate (17 corridor), are either one great ones 20 years from now? Look at the traffic on 17 now and add 20 years of growth: See my point?

While Mr. Larson believes every parent is capable of giving their child the education necessary to compete in today’s world and training professionals don’t, he apparently doesn’t take into consideration some of those "boomerangs" he alludes to having kids. I certainly would not have wanted my c...

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