is running out for Northwood Schools to get new buildings.
having buzzers and cameras at school doors, Northwood Superintendent Gregory
Clark says the buildings just aren't as safe as they should be. There are 11
different ways someone could get inside the high school.
we want children to learn, everyone needs to learn," Clark said. "Everybody
needs to know that they're safe, and that's first."
next biggest issue is the health of students in the 50year-old buildings. Plaster
is peeling off the walls, water leaks into the building, and there is no air
put 25 students into a room, and carbon dioxide levels go up," Clark said. "It's
not just lunch that makes you sleepy in the afternoon."
the district is putting a levy on the November ballot. It will be a 4.9 mill
property tax, combined with a 0.25 percent earned income tax to help pay for a
new school. The $33 million price tag will be divided between Northwood and the
are doing this because we need to," Clark said. "It's not a want, it's a need."