Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

Communities

May 1, 2014

Plan for R-H chemistry labs draws criticism

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — MIDDLEPORT — A proposal to refurbish the chemistry labs at Royalton-Hartland High School was nixed Wednesday by the Board of Education after the plan failed to meet specifications that the board recommended. 

In a previous meeting, the board decided to move forward with having the labs placed in the newer addition to the high school.

The plan presented Wednesday by Facilities Director Mike Fisher would keep the labs in the old section of the high school, on the third floor and moved to the area once used for home economics classes.

The current chemistry labs are in serious need of updating, according to Fisher. Lab tables in use now are from 1949.

Fisher’s plan called for around $70,000 in work. All but $15,000 of that would be put into equipment that could be moved to a new lab setting in the future, he said. 

“Three quarters of your cost is all movable,” Fisher said. 

The issue, Board Member Jeffrey Waters said, is that the board doesn’t want to put any more money into remodeling sections of the old building, which was built in 1911. 

“To me, it’s been a no-brainer since day one,” he said. 

Since there is no timeline in place to address the outdated labs through a larger project, Fisher said he was looking to do something with the labs that was cost efficient and conducive to teaching.

“I lay before you, at this point, my best recommendation that this will accomplish that goal without outlaying a substantial amount of money that’s not recuperable,” he said. 

The board hasn’t been presented with a cost estimate for moving the labs to a new part of the building, Waters said. 

“That was the board’s recommendation. We were unanimous, I think. Every one of us said no more money,” he said.

Text Only
Communities
Featured Ads
Photos


Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Front page
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
Seasonal Content
Helium debate
Helium
Section Teases

Seasonal Content
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.