PG article on local schools' plans for stimulus funding:
In this article Superintendent Mark Roosevelt implies that an Obama administration emphasis on "student gains" forecloses significant spending on school renovation. In reality, though, the intention of the recovery package has always been to invest significantly in school renovation, even if overall spending is "primarily" on programs.
The Superintendent also indicates that if "any" money is spent on renovation the top priority would be career and technical education- seemingly overlooking the possibility of placing CTE in Peabody, a school that would require little renovation and where the community is eager for a center for CTE.
As for Schenley he states that stimulus money would not support a project "of that magnitude," even though the magnitude necessary is very much in question. And, while CTE at Peabody would seem to make most sense, the issues of CTE and Schenley could both be addressed by renovating Schenley for CTE.