But it gets even better…
The would-be recipients want the portables delivered at the taxpayer’s expense.
Disconnect and deliver.
Hardly a bargain for the district.
What’s the option?
Disconnect and demolish.
With Maintenance and Facilities staff at about half of what they were only a few years ago, even that’s a tall order.
Recovering some of the materials within are certainly worth more than the cost of keeping them running.
It wouldn’t be a windfall to the district, and probably add no funds to the bottom line at all since the utility services to the now removed portables would need to be removed as well.
Plus the area where the portables were removed would need to be restored to their original condition.
Certainly some of the older portables will meet their doom on a schedule to comply with timetable for getting rid of the units.
Some of the newer portables will be kept for use with ancillary services such as book exchanges, but eventually, they’ll have to go too.
It’s a damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation.
But then, it’s the norm when one thinks of the School Board.