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Postby Trojan1 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:51 am

Eight schools in Harlan County have been assessed. Seven of those are part of the county school district. Green Hills and Evarts elementary schools are the two facilities found to be in most need of renovation or replacement. Wallins Elementary School that local school officials have pointed out as the top priority is, according to the assessment, in better condition than three other schools in the district.

“Both Green Hills and Evarts are in need of repairs. Certainly, Evarts is, in my opinion, in much better condition than Wallins. Green Hills need some repair done to it, and we have done some, but we’ve only got 170 students there, while we have over 400 at Wallins,” said Saylor.

Read more: The Harlan Daily Enterprise - Prospect for new Wallins school dim


While most of our schools need repairs, Wallins is definitely not the one in poorest condition. I'll bet that statement about Green Hills will upset those across the mountain. If your kid is one of the 170, does she have less need than any one else?
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Postby Angry Whiteguy » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:01 pm

I smell CSX's dirty hands in this...
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Re: School Funding

Postby Stan Nicely Jr » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:01 am

While most of our schools need repairs, Wallins is definitely not the one in poorest condition.


I'll have to disagree with that one. According to the facilities commission, the 2 "new" sections (1984 and 1991) that have been added to the original structure at Wallins (1945) brought the average score for Wallins up. The problem with that is that those new sections don't change the fact that the old section is heated by a coal boiler that, as far as I know, is as old as the school itself. It doesn't change the fact that the sewer system is in complete failure. I am, by no means saying, that Green Hill and Evarts are in the best of shape. However, in my opinion, Wallins is in the most desperate condition of disrepair, by far.
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Postby Bushwhacker » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:26 am

Fix the furnace and the toilet!
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Postby Angry Whiteguy » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:06 pm

In the future do better research when purchasing building sites...
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Re: School Funding

Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:09 pm

Joe Average Whiteguy wrote:In the future do better research when purchasing building sites...


I smell CSX's dirty hands in this...



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Re: School Funding

Postby Angry Whiteguy » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:13 pm

GFunkMoneyDog wrote:
Joe Average Whiteguy wrote:In the future do better research when purchasing building sites...


I smell CSX's dirty hands in this...



Details?????


CSX told them from the beginning that they would not, or could not build the school where they bought... Any excavation on that site would flood the railroad in the event of high water... I know we got some employees on here, but I got to tell you the railroad is like the Mafia around here... If they say no then that means no... If they have to go higher up they will, but no means no...
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Re: School Funding

Postby Stan Nicely Jr » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:02 pm

That may be true, but it is the first I've heard of it. Of course, I'm probably not very high on the list of people who would be told...lol
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Re: School Funding

Postby GFunkMoneyDog » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:10 pm

CSX told them from the beginning that they would not, or could not build the school where they bought... Any excavation on that site would flood the railroad in the event of high water... I know we got some employees on here, but I got to tell you the railroad is like the Mafia around here... If they say no then that means no... If they have to go higher up they will, but no means no...


That sounds about right.
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Re: School Funding

Postby Wild » Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:44 pm

JUST A QUESTION:

If they can't build on the land they bought will anyone else be able to? Where else can they build a new school at in Wallins? I don't know that area much so remember that when you are replying.
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Re: School Funding

Postby Angry Whiteguy » Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:54 pm

Wild wrote:JUST A QUESTION:

If they can't build on the land they bought will anyone else be able to? Where else can they build a new school at in Wallins? I don't know that area much so remember that when you are replying.

Oh they can build it there, they just can't build it up with dirt on the river bank... There are in my opinion about umpteen different better places in the area to build... Considering they payed a way inflated price for the land they bought I would think they are probably upside down on it... They paid a quarter million over assessed value of the property... No apparent reason I can think of either, except maybe because they were spending somebody else's money...
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Re: School Funding

Postby shade chaser » Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:59 pm

Joe Average Whiteguy wrote:
GFunkMoneyDog wrote:
Joe Average Whiteguy wrote:In the future do better research when purchasing building sites...


I smell CSX's dirty hands in this...



Details?????


CSX told them from the beginning that they would not, or could not build the school where they bought... Any excavation on that site would flood the railroad in the event of high water... I know we got some employees on here, but I got to tell you the railroad is like the Mafia around here... If they say no then that means no... If they have to go higher up they will, but no means no...

JAW,the man that is over these sites for the school actually worked for the railroad at one time,wont put his name on here but im sure you know who he is,you live in his neck of the woods,Hyrail was roadmaster at that time,ill have to ask him,but i dont think there was ever a flat out NO,theres ways around every thing.Ide like to see all three districts get a new school but i know thats not possible.
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Re: School Funding

Postby shade chaser » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:00 pm

Joe Average Whiteguy wrote:
Wild wrote:JUST A QUESTION:

If they can't build on the land they bought will anyone else be able to? Where else can they build a new school at in Wallins? I don't know that area much so remember that when you are replying.

Oh they can build it there, they just can't build it up with dirt on the river bank... There are in my opinion about umpteen different better places in the area to build... Considering they payed a way inflated price for the land they bought I would think they are probably upside down on it... They paid a quarter million over assessed value of the property... No apparent reason I can think of either, except maybe because they were spending somebody else's money...

I agree with that 100%,the price was more than twice to high.
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Re: School Funding

Postby Wild » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:19 pm

Joe Average Whiteguy wrote:
Wild wrote:JUST A QUESTION:

If they can't build on the land they bought will anyone else be able to? Where else can they build a new school at in Wallins? I don't know that area much so remember that when you are replying.

Oh they can build it there, they just can't build it up with dirt on the river bank... There are in my opinion about umpteen different better places in the area to build... Considering they payed a way inflated price for the land they bought I would think they are probably upside down on it... They paid a quarter million over assessed value of the property... No apparent reason I can think of either, except maybe because they were spending somebody else's money...


Can they add dirt from somewhere else? Will there be a way for the railroad to not be bothered or changed?
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