How Do You Think College Park HS Should Spend $6.7 Million Windfall?

A teachers' lounge, baseball dugouts and a new paint job are all on the table. Make your voice heard.

Back at the end of April, Mount Diablo Unified School District trustees voted to divide $40 million between the district’s six comprehensive high schools to be used for facilities and equipment upgrades. College Park’s share works out to a hefty $6.7 million. Now the school community needs to figure out how to spend it.

The list of ideas for the $6.7 million include a new coat of paint for the whole school, baseball dugouts, new chemistry labs, more campus bathrooms and a teacher’s lounge. Tell us in the comments what you think College Park High School should do with the money.

The windfall comes from “restructuring” Measure C money, which is already paying for power, water and sewer lines to the athletic fields, new windows and doors for the school's J and H wings, and technology upgrades, including campus-wide wifi.

If you are part of the College Park community, and you want to chime in on the suggestions now under consideration, here’s a place to get more information and provide feedback. The final decision will be made by the College Park School Site Council at the end of May.

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Barry May 17, 2012 at 04:24 PM
I would suggest adding/improving shop classes. Helping kids learn the "trades". These are skills kids today have lost, and are an important part of life. We need skilled labor in this country, and it is projected there will be a shortfall of skilled labor.
LadyFalcon May 17, 2012 at 07:07 PM
I agree with Barry's idea. Also would be nice to have bathrooms for the football field!! Lighting for night games so we don't have to pay for using DVC field. Bleachers for visiting teams so fans are separated (seen my fair share of ridiculous out of control parents). Soap and paper towels for the bathrooms.
Bob Amerine May 19, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Or, maybe buy a congressperson so they could have a chance at future funding too?
diana May 21, 2012 at 05:57 AM
That sounds like enough to at least 2 out of three of those things mentioned. I mean how much can a new paint job cost?... Im pretty sure not 6.7 million


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