by Duluth News Tribune
March 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
The scene could have been from any fine-dining kitchen: sautéing of scallops, slicing gourmet bread, grilling bacon-wrapped sirloin and shouting about the transport of hot pans.
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So the School District splits up an excellent program at STC stating that it will be more cost effective to have two (equal) programs at each school so there is no bussing of the students from both schools to STC – and then they have Johnson Controls design two clearly less effective kitchens/classrooms for these programs that offer less experience/view/space (but 4 more ovens?) this is what we get for our students? And the article goes on to say they bus students anyway from Denfeld to East & vice versa for the programs. The program is good but clearly not what it was in the STC which space was designed as a dining room in mind. I supported the previous location at STC by fairly often, but who wants to get crammed in a classroom to eat a $11.00 steak? The prices weren’t good but you felt good knowing you were supporting a program & the previous experience had an incredible view. What a shame – another negative of the RED PLAN. And I am not fully sure how it is “equal” for both schools when you have students at East cooking up Shrimp, and students at Denfeld are peeling fruit and chopping lettuce for their school cafeteria deli. Doesn’t sound like “two identical programs” at each school to me. And the comment about preparing students for work in a fast food resturant? – with the class sizes, the teacher cuts, cuts in the school day and in class offerings maybe that is what we think our students can aspire to? Sad. Ask your Red Plan Supportive Board Members about their promises of MORE OFFERINGS with the Red Plan and see how they stumble around with that answer.
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Whaa! Give it up.
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Yeah your right Lizzie Let’s have a whole new campus to support this program and put it in a school in between the other two. That way they won’t have to bus from one school to the other, just to the school in the middle. Yeah, that would be better. And Cripes, $11.00 for a steak? That is just ridiculous!
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One point Elizabeth toughed on that I will comment on seriously is the placement of the two different programs. What are the odds they would have been reversed with the fine dining out west and the deli at East? Would be interesting to hear their explanation…. more fine dining customers out East?
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Racerx – What I SAID was they messed up a good program that was successful when they closed the dining room at STC (They promised better facilities and equal programs at the new schools but clearly they got less than was promised.) I don’t see anywhere that I suggested the District bus them to yet another spot at this point. Besides, as I understand it, STC is Kerry Leider’s new office (and a nice one at that) meanwhile I’m still waiting to see all the new programs in these state of the art schools as promised by the Board because of all the huge savings …
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They should have kept Central at least for the STC’s the other also districts paid to use them. And skipped all the new fields etc. That would helped parking at East. Central already has numerous fields even 7+ tennis courts-etc etc. I am sure the costs to build these new fields and so called STC’s come in well above ant profit they may see from Central. Have 1 STC and Athletic complex centrally located at Central. Lease the building. And they still have Central when they realize they need it some day
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They would still have to pay for three schools instead of two.
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It is true Duluth could grow and need three schools again. That mean’s in twenty some years the “I told you so’s” could still keep coming! By then it will probably be almost comforting.
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Had the district not chased away so many students to other districts Central would be full. It should have never been abandoned. There is a hundred ways to use the space. At the very least for a centrally located sports complex and the STC’s-subsidized by other districts. The price they will receive for it barely covers whats owed on it.
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What’s the point of your comment? You think they should have kept three schools open? You all complain about cost, but in the long run if you perform maintenance three schools will cost more than two. So if your worried about money why lament the loss of the program at Central? You did mention busing and busing was involved in the old program also.
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People on this site have a psychosis when it comes to the Red Plan. What do you think I told you so’s are satisfying? The deal is done. Move on. If you don’t like the way it was handled, work to change those circumstances in the future!
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racer x-It’s not just the people on this site…people all over are angry about this stupid Red Plan and the Board that forced it down our throats. Repeating “Move on” isn’t going to change that – if you can;t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. You keep supporting the fools that got us in this mess – is it any wonder half your comments are hidden ?
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I wish he would hide that mouth of his. It’s the creepiest avatar on the boards.
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Ok Elizabeth, but what good is all your complaining every time the Red Plan is mentioned going to do? None of you can change decisions that have already been made. The whining makes me want to rail against the whiners which results in thumbs down. I’m not whining because I don’t like whiners! If whiners don’t like me we all know what they can and will do about it….whine
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