Archive for June 10, 2012

WONDERLAND- it’s bacccccccckkkkk—-Another fine mess…..

UPDATE: THE FOLLOWING RESPONSE FROM MR. JIM SMITH

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After hearing about a proposed gift of land to Lorain City Schools by Joe Lucas I talked with Mr. Lucas by phone to thank him for his generous offer. The school board was informed of the offer by Tony Giardini, attorney for both Mr. Lucas and the Lorain City Schools Board of Education. I informed Mr. Lucas that I was not in favor of building the high school on the donated property for the following reasons:

1. The land is heavily wooded and swampy.
2. It is located near a designated Wet Lands area.
3. A major water line runs through the property and reduces the amount of land on which a permanent structure can be erected.
4. The city seems willing to take a number of ball fields away from Lorain Youth Baseball to accommodate the high school. I am not willing to see that happen.
5. It will delay the construction a new high school by 6 to 12 months or more.
6. It will take time, and money, to determine if the site can even be used.
7. There is no land that connects to any current roadway.
8. The school architect does not recommend the site.
9. The moving of students will still take place.

The donor has not presented the school board with any written documents regarding the offer. In my opinion the school board would be acting irresponsibly to decide on this matter before the offer is expressed in writing and all required due diligence is completed.

The views expressed on this matter are mine. I am not writing on behalf of other board members, or on behalf of the school board.
Jim Smith


ODE to Wonderland
Oh! Alice the games we play in this non fairy tale land of Lorain – those of the inane make wonderland look sane

One – two – three oh which site will it be?
Oh! hold up – stop the presses there is more
we have another site FOUR

Don’t move, mayor asks schools: Suggests a new Lorain High School site, averting student shuffle(Morning Journal)
http://www.morningjournal.com/articles/2012/06/10/news/mj6334073.txt

We dither and dather and all have our “rather”
but if you ask me Alice all they do is “blather ”
Nothing gets done except cause taxpayer fury
those that will ultimately be the judge and jury

Did you ever have to make up your mind? Lovin spoonful

The New Lorain High Anthem!

Did you ever have to make up your mind
Pick up on one and leave the other behind
It’s not often easy and not often kind
Did you ever have to make up your mind

Did you ever have to finally decide
Say yes to one and let the other one ride
There’s so many changes and tears you must hide
Did you ever have to finally decide

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