Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Board OKs ‘weighty’ decision

The Springfield School Board voted Monday to tap the high school’s athletic uniform fund to pay for the removal of lead paint on the ceiling of the high school weight room.    


  1. Maybe the school should spend the $200 for disposable hazmat suits and masks and let the student weight lifters do the job themselves. Could have been done this week, but I know the students and teachers need the time off. Like when was the last time they had a day off. But I agree it is good excerise laying around on the couch staring at FB and games.

  2. shouldn't this of been a separate budget request at budget time,i guess this shows that the budget isn't bare bones and the budget isn't as tight as they say,so we really didn't need new uniforms this year,but we put money in for them,i guess the budget committee needs to start looking harder for cuts,i also heard the school budget was froze,only spending to be done is for thing's that are a necessity,why was this so important ?

  3. The AD needs to go. He has proven to be a poor role model. No money should be taken from uniforms for lead paint removal. Guess he hasn't noticed how crappy the MS Field Hockey uniforms were. They get hand me downs from the high school instead on new ones. Perhaps he should go to Woodstock permanently and find some lead paint to remove there.

  4. So instead we sit here and allow our children to be weightlifting in a lead paint environment. When they are weight lifting, they sweat. When you sweat your pores open up, and when your pores open up, and lead paint chips are falling from the ceiling, your body can absorb the lead. Just what I would want my children being exposed to if they were weightlifting. Id pay for lead paint removal over new uniforms anyday.

    1. Money should be coming from elsewhere. The school district complains about money, but has this much put aside? Lead paint is a maintenance issue, not an AD issue period. Like I said he needs to be replaced. Perhaps I could remove lead paint and asbestos from my house if my taxes weren't so high,

  5. If the district can't afford to remove lead paint, which probably should have been done years ago, why did they just buy a rundown house that now needs to be torn down?


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