Thanks to a Wickliffe lobbyist for this information received from the Wickliffe School Superintendent, Mr. Joe Spiccia.
Here are some records sent by Mr. Spiccia:
After reviewing the records, we have the following comments and questions:
We have to wonder if Mr. Spiccia and his steering committee would rethink their position based on our “new normal” in public education. Should they put their plans “on hold” until the State of Ohio Board of Education issues any new mandates for public education? For example, if children are to be taught two days a week at school and three days at home, would that change the school’s building plans?
We were wondering if they need to spend $796,000 for a storm shelter, $4.4 million for a 500 seat auditorium, and $1.1 million for the turf in the new stadium. When the enrollment is projected to be 1,223 student, but declining, the expenditures seem questionable. We have come a long way from teaching the 3 R’s.
Since the State of Ohio has recently announced reduced funding for public schools, will the State of Ohio still provide the 18% of the project costs that was mentioned in the presentation to the public?
To the Wickliffe senior citizens that will have their world turned upside down because of the increased property taxes, some may even have to sell their homes, you may want to ask Mr. Spiccia if he wants this project to be his legacy. Do not let them tell you that a new school will increase your property values. That “dog won’t hunt” anymore!