U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Indiana > Northwest Indiana
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-14-2010, 01:03 PM
 
Location: St. John, IN
33 posts, read 105,923 times
Reputation: 21

Advertisements

Just a small correction. LC 'only' has around 3,200 students this year, not over 4,000. I'm not saying that that's not a lot of kids, but it's significantly less than 4k.

My son is a sophomore there and I live in St. John. The main reason I didn't vote for the referendum last year is because IMO they wanted to do too many things. They wanted to build a new administration building. They wanted a new bus garage. They wanted to build a new football stadium, etc, etc. If you want to ease the crowding situation at the school, that's not the way to do it. Now I'm not saying that all those things aren't needed, just that they aren't needed right now. Especially in this economy.

The other thing I think that contributed to the referendum failing is there are still a lot of older people still living in the area. They don't have kids in school anymore and they don't want to pay any more money.

I hope that there is something that can be done in the near future, because I have a daughter that will be going there in 4 years.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-20-2010, 04:24 PM
 
Location: the Great Lakes states
796 posts, read 2,076,985 times
Reputation: 529
Its so very short-sighted and inconsiderate of the needs of kids to keep delaying the construction of new, reasonable size high schools in Lake County. Its one of the reasons that the Illinois suburbs, even with their higher costs, have better value, and better quality-of-life than Northwest Indiana.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-22-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: St. John, IN
33 posts, read 105,923 times
Reputation: 21
I would call that a very subjective statement.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Indiana > Northwest Indiana
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top