Of course, even that positive outcome doesn‘t justify the A.C. disaster.
”The district was not ready to start the school-bond construction program,“ said consultant Rubin. ”It did not have the right people, the right systems, the right plan on how to do this. And the district was having to start a whole bunch of projects at the same time. That is how they got into the situation they did.“ He added, ”These were expensive lessons, but they were well-learned.“
The district hopes the last part of the message is one that will stick with voters, who will be weighing new school-bond measures in the fall.