When considering the future of Fayetteville High School, the needs of our students must come first. The best option for our students, faculty, community and taxpayers is to build a new high school in a new location and sell the old location to the University of Arkansas. We believe a new location will improve student safety, save taxpayers money, equip Fayetteville High School with a world-class facility that will serve the community\'s needs well into the future, and most importantly, provide our students with the modern, spacious facility they deserve. Conversely, renovating and expanding the old high school would compromise the educational experiences of at least eight classes of students and require double the millage increase of building on the current site. This option will also not solve the fundamental problem of crowding and lack of space at the current facility. We urge the Fayetteville School Board to build a new, world-class high school at a new location and sell the current location to the University to offset construction costs.
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Shannon Peters, United States7 years ago
Ellen Tidwell, United States7 years ago Comments: If I were a teacher at Fayetteville High School, I expect that I would be newly energized with a facility that was new, state-of-the art, designed with specific purposes in mind. It is hard to work in an atmosphere that is make-shift. (Consider researsing a band in sections because there is not room to work the entire group.) If I were a student, I can only expect that I would choose a new state-of-the-art facility over a renovated facillity at a location with inherent issues of concern. As a parent of three students in the district, I expect the board to make a reasonable choice that is in the best interest of all of our students, present and future. I support the requests of this petition.
Frank Broyles, United States7 years ago Comments: As a long time Fayetteville supporter I must say the time has come to do the right thing for our students. Sprawl has been good for Fayetteville, it's good for Razorback athletics and it's good for business. Why are we waiting. The time has come. Funding will not be an issue. Future Razorbacks will emerge from the new institution.
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