Rebuild the Murray Stairs Now!
The community has waited patiently through not one but TWO work stoppages on the Murray Stairs project, dragging on now for nearly three years. We've had enough! This latest lawsuit and counter-suit threaten to delay the project indefinitely. While the lawyers battle it out in court, is it fair to ask the students and the community to wait further? We will not and cannot wait any longer.
We are asking the Board of Education to fund the rebuilding of the stairs for completion before September 1st. This needs to be a top priority for the district. The safety and education of our children is of paramount importance. The stairs closure has significantly compromised these two core objectives by: (i) adversely impacting traffic patterns causing dangerous traffic conditions, (ii) eliminating vital instructional space, (iii) decreasing the auditorium capacity and (iv) obstructing building and playground access and egress.
Please sign this petition to tell Dr. Shaps and the Board of Education that we NEED ACTION now.
Give the students back their school - complete the stairs by Sept 1st, 2015!