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Fountain Rock cafeteria funds sought in next budget

August 09, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Fountain Rock Elementary School is the only school in the Washington County Public Schools system without a cafeteria.

It also is in need of other additions and improvements that have been neglected since about 1997, said Adam Lewis, a Community Action Council member. He and Darin Lewis, another member, addressed the Board of Education Tuesday night and asked that Fountain Rock be placed on the upcoming capital improvement budget.

"It's our turn," Adam Lewis said.

The goal of the council is to have a cafeteria/multipurpose facility for Fountain Rock be included in the board's capital improvement budget.

They said a 1992 facilities review stated that Fountain Rock needed a cafeteria and that improvements to the school have been discussed in the board's budget since 1997. Because of other projects and needs, Lewis said those improvements eventually were removed from the budget.

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"Fountain Rock students must become a top priority," according to documents provided to the board. "Our (community action council) will continue to advocate for Fountain Rock's facility improvements until (the school system) allocates adequate funds and initiates design studies."

Board Vice President Jacqueline B. Fischer told the pair that the board was getting ready to study and prepare for the new capital improvements budget, and would consider their presentation during the process.

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