|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 16 Nov 2008 11:52:06 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] St. Croix Prep, Baytown Township, Minnesoa|
Baytown Township / Charter school defends new site St. Croix Prep plans prompt look at state's third-party lease law By Megan Boldt Pioneer Press (MN) November 11, 2008As the $21 million St. Croix Preparatory Academy goes up in Baytown Township, some St. Croix Valley residents are concerned.
The site of the charter school is an area known to be contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical, and some question why there was little public discussion or review before ground was broken.
Bayport resident David Beck said it seems charter schools and traditional public schools have two different sets of rules, though taxpayers fund both. He argues that if the Stillwater school district had proposed a bond referendum to build on that site, it would have to undergo much more scrutiny and public discourse.
"What's going to happen if (the school) doesn't get used?" Beck said. "There's going to be a $21 million asset in the ground, and nobody is talking about it."
... For the entire article, see http://www.twincities.com/ci_10958906?IADID=Search-www.twincities.com-www.twincities.com -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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