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Trailers spotted at Yorktown HS
  • Rick July 10, 2013 - 2:31 pm #79409 Reply

    Top parking lot, new trailers lined up in a staging pattern, not put together yet. Is this a pit stop on their way to Tuckahoe/Nottingham/Jamestown/Williamsbug etc, or did we just build ANOTHER high school incapable of holding students? All on the heels of the superintendent getting a raise as well.

     

    Thoughts?

    Captain_Obvious July 10, 2013 - 2:33 pm #79411 Reply

    my high school had trailers…no big deal at all.  That’s what happens when an area is desirable to live in…people move there.

    Rick July 10, 2013 - 2:55 pm #79427 Reply

    Captain_Obvious, you’re missing the point. This is the 2nd school rebuilt that already is over capacity in the last 5 years.

    novasteve July 10, 2013 - 2:57 pm #79428 Reply

    Aren’t they allowing nonresidents to attend school as well ?

    westwilsonmafia July 10, 2013 - 3:14 pm #79434 Reply

    ..Right when I thought they were removing those trailers..

    As a Dorktown student myself, I have to say that those trailers are just awful, the AC only worked about half the time and there were no real restrooms, it really took away from any enjoyment of the classes held there.

    I have an idea, why don’t they just move Yorktown to the newly built skyscraper in Rosslyn that nobody’s leasing? that’ll certainly fix the overcrowding issue.

    Captain_Obvious July 10, 2013 - 3:44 pm #79455 Reply

    ok, so what if Arlington builds a school that can hold 2000 students but is only accommodating 1500?  And then it takes another 10-15 years to add 500 more kids to make the school at capacity…what will people say during that amount of time?  “Why would they spend so much money to build a very large school that holds more kids than necessary?”

    Rick July 10, 2013 - 4:26 pm #79491 Reply

    “ok, so what if Arlington builds a school that can hold 2000 students but is only accommodating 1500?  And then it takes another 10-15 years to add 500 more kids to make the school at capacity…what will people say during that amount of time?  ”

    Like a streetcar?

     

    Anyone opposed to an empty classroom isn’t a real person. Anyone opposed to trailers in a building that was JUST rebuilt, scratch that, TWO BUILDINGS that were just rebuilt, is thinking rationally. To have it and not need it is better to need it and not have it. To have designed a schoolhouse with a higher capacity and have it done right the first time would cost less than a new, smaller building, plus an addition. The old yorktown had wings shooting out of it that I’m sure weren’t cheap to do after the fact.

    arlresident07 July 10, 2013 - 5:28 pm #79492 Reply

    Actually folks, the trailers are just parked there temporarily awaiting permanent removal.  They wanted to start work on the tennis courts, which is where the trailers were previously located.  The trailers are supposed to be gone by the time school starts.  More info is available on the Yorktown HS website.

    ARLnow.com July 10, 2013 - 5:31 pm #79494 Reply

    Arlresident07 is right. We have an article scheduled for tomorrow morning that will address this.

    westwilsonmafia July 11, 2013 - 12:48 am #79531 Reply

    @arlresident07 haha I knew the trailers were leaving!

    I still stand by what I said about moving students to the vacant buildings though, cause that’d be awesome.

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