School district, town should discuss space needs
There was a lengthy article in the Dec. 8 issue of the Post about the move of the classrooms from the Chain O’ Lakes Elementary School to the Waupaca Learning Center. First, I will be the first to admit I know nothing about these moves. I do know that the town of Farmington has discussed that it is setting aside money to build a new town hall.
I think the Waupaca School Board and the Farmington Town Board should discuss renting the vacant and/or proposed vacant parts of the Chain O’ Lakes Elementary School. I am not questioning the town of Farmington’s need for additional office and meeting space. Previous information suggested that the Town Board would need space for the next five years until a new town hall could be built. The people of the town of Farmington are the same people who pay taxes to the Waupaca School District.
This leads me to my question. If we have empty rooms in the Chain O’ Lakes Elementary School, why do we not use these rooms for the town hall needs? I am quite sure that the available space in the school would be more than the present town hall. There would be more room in the school than in the town hall. There would be plenty of room for elections. I am sure that we would be able to use all the space needed in the school.
They discussed dismantling the school for $150,000. I would think that we could dismantle a part of the school that we don’t need and not need to spend a lot of money on a new town hall.