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Thursday, February 26, 2015 Free Press Page 5 continued from page 4 ing to Mr. Johns, the lecture hall called the "Little Theater" is good enough for drama and the gym will do for choir; however, they are not designed for these programs. Mr. Johns' plan leaves CHS with a 400-seat cafeteria and a makeshift solution to security. As CHS grows toward 1,500 students, simple math proves his Voti "no" is not The notion that the NO vote for the, high school bond issue was a vote against kids lacks respect of pos- sible voter wisdom, or more importantly, people's pocketbooks. In the early 1990's Cheney school district officials put forth a bond issue to enclose the high school - con- verting it from Califor- nia-style buildings to one facility. I remember well listening to the dis- trict presentation in the high school's Little Theatre and thinking at the conclusion: | hope there's a Plan B. cafeteria solution is insufficient, and his security solution is impractical. The citizens' committee considered this proposal and everyone, aside from Mr. Johns, believed our stu- dents deserve better. Our students deserve quality schools, and Mr. Johns' plan simply does not meet the need. Student When that bond is- sue failed to receive a 60 percent approval, school district officials initiated small group coffee meetings in pri- vate homes in order to receive the feedback they needed to achieve a successful bond ini- tiative. The feedback in- formed the district to adjust the bond amount to reflect voter's finan- cial concerns. Simi- larly, when the bond issue for the (city's) 50-acre park failed a few years ago, city of- ficials surveyed resi- dents to learn what would be needed to As I watched the drama performance this past Friday at East- ern's Showalter Hall, something seemed to be not quite right. Watching my fel- low high school stu- dents perform very admirably on a stage that wasn't their own seemed again, not quite right. Without a remod- eled high school, the Cheney community has made it difficult for our drama performers and others to have a place they can call home for years to come. After evaluating my four years at the high school, the time has never been greater need me for a refurbished high school. The hallways are incredibly crowded, often no room to move in between passing time, not to mention, the portables are a ways away for stu- dents traveling from one end of the school to the other. Additionally, the portables interfere with student parking. We don't have enough space in the parking lot, with (School Re- source Officer) Sgt. Kelly Hembach now asking for us to park on the street out of necessity. This is ex- tremely unfortunate, but our only option. Richard Harris Cheney ainst kids sway Cheney voters to a YES vote (a vote which I don't think has yet taken place?). The financial impact of voters paying off two school bonds when other district needs are known (new buses, technology upgrades, existing school build- ing upgrades, another elementary school) seems shortsighted. After all, how many simultaneous bond is- sues can realistically be afforded by Cheney's voters for only school needs? Chris Stewart Cheney re space Therefore, I ask you to please vote YES in the next bond election. continued from page 4 through to fruition. This concerned Sen- ate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler from Ritzville. "The fact that the agreement was signed with two other gover- nors without any input from the rest of us is a complicating factor," Schoesler told washing- California initiated a low carbon fuels pro- gram that has been a disaster in many ways, mainly because ethanol is in short supply. Much like in Washington where in 2006 Seattle's Metro Transit proud- Conner Pratt Cheney. ly promoted biodiesel IWe Provide Family Peace of Mind! How may we serve you? We are available 24/7 for: Meal prep, light housekeeping Grocery shopping, errands Personal Care Medication Reminders Companionship Transportation ~. ~: ,~ . ~ ~, use in their transit fleet. Metro quietly bowed out when the green product doubled in price to $6 a gallon versus $4.80 at the time for regular diesel. As a way to put a roadblock in Inslee's way, 7th District Rep. Shelly Short (R-Addy) and a member of the House Transportation Committee, helped au- thor HB-1881 which said in part, "If we adopt any low carbon fuel standard, that decision ought to take place in a very deliberate leg- islative arena," Short explained in a Feb. 20 interview. two-thirds as much ener- gy as gasoline, meaning vehicles will typically go 3-4 percent fewer miles per gallon on El0 (a 10 percent mix) and 4-5 percent with E15 versus 100 percent gasoline. So where is the ben= efit to the environment from less efficient fu- els? That's just one of many, many puzzling questions, the least of which being I thought many of our roads and bridges were supposed to have been fixed with President Obama's 2009 stimulus? Paul Delaney can be reached at Besides being costly,, pdelaney@cheneyfreepress. ethanol contains about com. J k. StageWest Cemmunlty ] eatre Proudly Presents: by Paul Elliott, Directed by Kay Byron Pacheco **Adult themes, not appropriate for younger children** Fridays: February 27, March 6 and 13 at 7 p.m. Saturdays: February 28 and March 7 at 7 p m. Special Dinner Theatre: Saturday, March 14 at 6 p.m. Dinner by reservation only, reservations by March 13. Dinner catered by Willow Springs. ........ ,, ,, wtday, M tinee ;: ard! ,I anti,ate3 p.m ............... ...: ,: ......Tickets: For tickets/reseFvations contact Kathleen Bell at 235-2441 Adults $12 Dinner Theatre $25/person Seniors $10 Held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Students w/valid school ID $ 5 839 Elm St.. 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