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Innovative funding could pave way for Lodi Unified School District’s ‘green’ academy

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Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 9:39 am, Wed Aug 17, 2011.

Lodi Unified School District is banking on innovative funding to pay for a new school in the North Stockton area.

If approved, the district's new Green Tech Academy High School would provide college and career preparatory learning while focusing on sustainable environmental practices.

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  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:28 am on Thu, Aug 18, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Roy, I like the way you phrased your concerns... I will remember it for future conversations... Thank you!

  • roy bitz posted at 9:34 pm on Wed, Aug 17, 2011.

    roy bitz Posts: 503

    I personally would not enter into a contract tied to --- "innovative funding" ---for fear of unforeseen consequences.
    However---I would not hesitate to enter into such a contract if I had no "skin in the game" such as is the case here.
    There are no consequences for elected officals who enter into questionable financial matters---this is a major problem and why hammers can cost $2000 a copy.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 7:29 am on Wed, Aug 17, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    That's "innovative" funding for you, the newest LUSD scam in a school district that can't even fix the mess they are in now. It's time for Washer to go.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 6:02 am on Wed, Aug 17, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    So as long as funding is from tax payers, money is no object... No discussion on how to reduce cost. 37 million? sounds very expensive to me.Especially if the land has already been [paid for. If one hammer costs 2000 dollars, that is ok as long as the "tax payer" pays for it.



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