AASD elementaries need upgrades, too

Reading about all of the repairs being done to the Blair County Courthouse and approved by the commissioners makes me wonder: If such large sums of taxes can be allocated towards upgrading current county-owned buildings, why can’t the Altoona Area School Board leaders discuss and lay out plans to upgrade the district’s current elementary schools for our future leaders?

Along with the new $88 million high school project, they could certainly discuss upgrading the schools that have a concrete slab as a playground.

Nick Benjamin