New board member pushes for fire sprinklers
Original post made on Nov 21, 2012
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on Nov 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm
Installing expensive sprinkler systems that are designed to protect property when there are cheaper ways to protect that property just on the off chance that doing so "might" save a life when there has been no loss of life in a school fire since 1933? What a waste of money!
on Nov 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm
I am grateful that the public schools in Mountain View (all three districts) have not lost a life to fire since 1933. But I do not accept the argument that merely saving property is not enough to justify sprinklers.
I hope the school districts will work toward sprinklers in all school and office rooms in a prudent and expeditious way.
on Nov 27, 2012 at 12:54 pm
"...teachers leave many materials in their classrooms that have sentimental value or that they purchased using their own money...."
Sentimental value? How about just to be able to teach! About the only thing inside a classroom that came with the job is the desks, textbooks, soap, and paper towels. Teachers get a small budget for classroom supplies, a copy machine code that allocates a certain number of copies, and access to some basic office and art supplies. The great majority of teachers spend thousands of dollars on everything else that you see inside the classroom.
Goldman needs to ask himself: Is it important to protect the tremendous amount of personal property that the hundreds of teachers in MVWSD keep at in their classroom?
Sounds to me like Nelson is thinking about the needs of students and teachers, which is a good attitude coming onto this school board.