Needless to say the traffic pattern around the area has been a nightmare for the past year while they constructed the odd school. Why odd you ask... well, for one thing its an elementary school and it's two story. Not common.
And for another, they plunked it down right in the middle of about the only road into Herriman — hard to believe some money didn't line some pockets for that one!
But, the real oddity is the exorbitant price tag! It seems to me as if the entire school board had no more sense than a couple of adolescent newlyweds who think they absolutely can't live without a house and all the furnishings better than their parents.
Looking at it now finished, it's as though the thing had always been there. The playground (completely furnished with ball diamonds and play gizmo's to rival a McDonald's play center) had to cost millions if it cost a nickle! Wrought iron, eight foot if it's an inch, fencing all around the perimeter.
I'm sure over a couple of million dollars worth of established sod was placed to cover an Olympic sized playground. Trees big enough to already be climbed have been scattered around like they.. well... grew on trees. And were left lying on their sides in the road for weeks as if they were candy. Nobody can afford such things - except tax payers.
They put on a COPPER plate roof so it looks "modern" and impressive. I've certainly never been able to afford such extravagance on any house I've owned, but they can spend millions for just the roof! And we call it "silver" crest - right below one of Utah's grand wonders — the open pit "copper" mine.
What happened to actually growing grass - isn't that something elementary kids should learn about? Not to mention a little bit of ability for delayed gratification.
I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”
No question the building looks spiffy - but, at what cost. There were pickets outside the construction site claiming "Shame on Jordan School district" during the construction. I'm sorry to say that I never stopped long enough to hear what they were unhappy about.
If the issue was anywhere near the blatant wasteful extravagance and conspicuous consumption of the building - then they have my support. Too bad more of us didn't stop. We may have been able to prevent such an untimely "bailout" of somebodies pocket!
I've yet to go ask for a tour and find the elevator's... or maybe even escalators. And wouldn't be at all surprised if there was a "food court" and "atrium."
Learn A Little More If you think our little ones must have state-of-the-art playgrounds and two-story, copper clad multi-stoned buildings to learn and succeed watch this!
After identifying a paralytic disease induced by hunger in Africa, doctor Hans Rosling now looks at the bigger picture and tries to get the world to do the same.
Showing his fascinating data-bubble software to the US State Department this summer, he burst myths about the developing world. Especially about China and the post-bailout world. Where are the "real" developing countries?