Madison School Board Spends time and possibly money on land acquisition; Reading?

Karen Rivedal:

“One thing I would never do is look at just one site (and then make a purchase offer),” Burke said. “It feels very strange to me, especially if this is $2 million out of the general fund, that we have not looked at other options.”

According to board documents, the site was selected by staff because it “best meets the criteria for an optimal school site, including road access from three sides. … Architects at PRA, a leader in K-12 projects, found the parcel very satisfactory as a future school site.”

Madison has a long spent more than most, now nearly $20,000 per student despite tolerating long-term, disastrous reading results