Out Of Touch With Reality? Resident Asks County To Help School Board

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 8, 2011

By Mike Barnhardt
Enterprise Record

Davie High School is 55 years old.
That’s true, but all of the buildings on the campus are not that old.
Randy McDaniel brought the news to county commissioners Monday night, suggesting that members of the board of education are out of touch with reality when they say most of the buildings are 55 years old.
McDaniel did some research, and said that 28 percent of the buildings on the Davie High campus were built in 1955. Another 28 percent were built just prior to integration in 1967. The rest have been added since 1975, the most recent in 1997.
Yet the board of education is still debating whether to request the county build a new high school for more than $30 million, when renovations and additions to the current campus can take place at just over $5 million.
“Does this board need to intervene,” McDaniel asked the commissioners, “and remind the board of education about the bond referendums (for a second high school) that failed, the COPS funding (for two Davie High campuses) that was denied?” …