Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Garvey, School System, Are Anti-Environment, Anti-Green

Hello, Yupette,

Want to know how 'green' and 'environmentally friendly' Libby Garvey, the School Board, and School Administration are? Well, they're not. Just check out their 'capacity planning' drawings on the School System's capacity Web pages....apsva.us/capacity.

What you will see are architectural renderings of Libby Garvey's and the School System's preferred plans for Arlington's elementary schools...more of the same kind of energy inefficient and anti-green 'planning' that gave us W-L High School. More parking. More focus on educational amenities rather than classroom learning. More turning green space into impervious surface. No apparent interest in on-site renewable energy, at least none is depicted on the architectural renderings. Extravagant spending on schools that are not over-capacity - e.g., Abingdon School.

Like W-L and Wakefield, it appears that school capacity planning was a result of interactions among the School Board, School Administration, the School System's pet architects, and the School Board's pet 'community leaders'. It was interesting to note - during the meeting at Reed School last night - how many parents and residents who don't have children in the school system are 'out of the loop'.

So, more green charades from Libby and the School Board. Any action Libby would take to be 'independent' of Zimmerman on the County Board would be purely coincidental to their shared status quo agenda.

8 Comments:

At 22 February, 2012 , Anonymous fed up Dem said...

Yes, Libby and Zimmy want every elementary school to look like a smaller version of the new Wakefield HS.

 
At 22 February, 2012 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Libby + Zimmy = AA bond rating by 2015.

 
At 22 February, 2012 , Anonymous fairgrrl said...

Libby Garvey has decided what the future of Abingdon Elementary School will be, in consultation with her pet crewe of consultants, without bothering to inform her Fairlington neighbors.

 
At 22 February, 2012 , Anonymous 22206 said...

I called the School Board offices today to inquire about when Fairlington residents will learn about what Libby and the School Board have planned for Abingdon School and was told "we're working on bringing Arlington's communities into the decision-making process'.

 
At 22 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last night's charade performance at Reed School was another attempt to micro-manage the Libby-Zimmy 'education through recreation' agenda via Zimmerman's and Garvey's civic association ward heelers, who are totally in the loop while the residents they purportedly serve are totally out of the loop.

 
At 22 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it will cost, what, to bulldoze Abingdon School and replace it with a new recreation-sports-entertainment-education center? $75 million? Spare change to Zimmerman and Garvey after the $350 million Pike streetcar is paid for.

 
At 23 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garvey is throwing $$$ at parents for gold-plated schools in return for votes.

 
At 23 February, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I won't ever vote for Libby Garvey for anything. She turned the school system over to consultants years ago. All she's done on the School Board is play politics.

 

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