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Morris FX Jeff School rally

What is the fate of Morris Jeff? And what is the fate of Wheatley? and on and on down the list..

The Times Picayune writes of a building boom but if there is any boom it will be the demolition boom.

For a recap on last night’s meeting as an aside after the meeting I asked Jimmy Farenholtz why he decided that public comment was innapropriate at this time. His answer was aggressive and dismissive.

Why anyone would consider him a viable candidate for anything is beyond me.

Lockett Demolition

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  • debi

    I saw John Dibert School and several other schools that I work with, and in…on the TP list…they are viable and do not need to be demolished and replaced with new construction, especially in those wonderful neighborhoods full of historic, victorian, arts and craft bungalo style homes…what are we thinking.

  • ” Most frustrating, however, Harte lacks enough electricity to make full use of its technology. To prevent an overload, only a few classes can use the equipment at one time.

    “I would like students to be able to log on to the Internet schoolwide,” she said. “

    That’s why Harvard had to tear down all of its old buildings I guess. I can’t even picture Harte school, so I don’t know the particulars in this case, but it sounds like a b.s. argument in general.

  • The story has been picked up by Metropolis magazine.

  • JAUG

    Guess Jimmy doesn’t want to be re-elected huh.

  • ClarkT

    Drove past the ruins of a school on Fillmore yesterday. I think it was a Catholic School.

    I’ve heard a lot about the new school buildings lately. Though the city council has passed a non-binding ordinance that all newly constructed schools should be LEED certified, word is that the verifications required are too onerous for the RSD to handle and they will only be “green” enough for the RSD’s bureaucrats, not up to a national green standard.

    Same old same old.