Connor Pavlik-Brindl, Student, Discovery Elementary
My name is Connor Pavlik-Brindl, and I am a fourth-grade student at Discovery Elementary.
On Feb. 12, 2019, our community will be voting again on a Capital Projects Bond. This is my second year in a portable. Have you ever taken a test in a portable? I have. The walls are very thin in the portables, and you can usually hear other teachers teaching. It can be very distracting if we are trying to take a test or just learn.
Two months ago, the portables water was shut down for nine days because of plumbing issues. We were only allowed to go to the bathroom during recess, lunch and snack time in the main building. To refill our water bottles we had to go all the way to the library, which takes about 5 minutes each way.
During warmer months it gets very hot in the portables even with the AC on. Being in the portable makes it hard to purchase hot lunch because the lunch line is not nearby and if you are at the back of the line you only have 15 minutes to eat. Also, if it’s raining, your food will get wet and soggy.
I don’t know if there will be enough space for next year in fifth grade. There are only three fifth-grade classes and four fourth-grade classes. Our school is over its max.
Thank you for listening to my concerns. Please take action and vote yes! Our schools need your help!
This transcript taken from the original letter published in the Peninsula Gateway on January 10, 2019