Another advance is underway in the stadium push—an effort to rewrite the rules. In 2012, when RJR Home Field Advantage first proposed the grandiose stadium plan, WS/FCS vowed it would be built entirely with private dollars. Now 9 years later, almost ALL of the funding has come from public funds. An amended MOU will pave the way for the stadium plans to be approved and construction begun, once again using taxpayer dollars.View More Rewritten or Rigged?
At a special meeting on July 1, Board of Education members raised questions that honed the Home Field Advantage stadium issue to its core. It was encouraging to see equity emerge not just as a token point of discussion but as the mission to place above all others. Equity is finally on the board!View More Equity Scores!
Home Field Advantage made a hard drive towards their goal of funding private designs for a Reynolds stadium and fell far short of their goal.View More Fourth Down
“[RJR] Stadium Hearing Raises Questions of Cost, Fairness.” Sounds familiar, but this was the title of a Journal article that ran in 1986.View More Throwback Thursday
To get the Wiley gym onto the bond (and out of their way), stadium boosters convinced WS/FCS to take on the gym construction as a rebranded STEAM classroom addition. Per seat, it’s three times the price of the average school expansion.View More Cost per Seat: $93,240
How would Parkland’s future facilities at a renovated Deaton-Thompson be different when compared with a new Reynolds stadium partially funded by parents?View More RJR $6.2M – Parkland $0
Brunson Elementary is the residential school for the downtown neighborhoods of West End, West Highlands and parts of Ardmore. Today, due to the steadfast efforts…View More Setting Sites on Brunson
The Wiley gym replacement is a project of the 2016 school construction bond, the only bond in our county’s history that was approved by every…View More Accelerated Development
Be a Team Player. As the Wiley gym project approaches, stadium advocates have an opportunity to build consensus rather than fuel divisions. By finding an…View More Field More for Less
Meet two of our new school board members who are leading on decisions despite a clear conflict of interest. It appears their loyalty to Reynolds…View More Taking Advantage