“There are no student-accessible blind hallways in the plan where students can hide out.”
-- Anchorage schools Superintendent Carol Comeau, telling a Chamber of Commerce group about the new Clark Middle School designs today.
Makes you wonder what else architects and designers have learned about thwarting sneaky kids in the decades since the middle school was built.
Comeau and Mayor Begich spent the luncheon talking about bond propositions on the April 3 ballot. No surprises.
Eighteen-inch yellow floral arrangements, left over from Gov. Sara Palin's weekend gala, towered on each table at the Egan Center.
Comeau also gave an update on the teachers labor negotiations and the threat of a strike:
“Teachers and the district are negotiating as we speak. We remain optimistic that we’re going to be able to get a tentative agreement. It’s been very difficult but they spent the last five days, all day yesterday, Saturday, Friday, and so forth. So we’ll keep you posted. We’re trying very very hard to get to a settlement that we can afford…" Comeau said.
“... If you have children in school it’s really important that you have a backup plan in case there is a teachers strike. Because we’ll be closing schools and all student activities will be cancelled. So we’ll be working with daycare providers or trying to do everything we can to prevent it, but (by) the same token, we need to be ready.”