Before I even begin, I will tell you up front that I have three grandchildren who attend Glen Rose ISD; however, I will also tell you that my opinions were formed long before any of them had ever thought of living in Glen Rose because I have always believed that communities make decisions, and communities live with those decisions.
Now, with all of that said, I want to show you a couple of photos.
This was a perfectly nice high school and, in fact, to me it seems very nostalgic today; however, Glen Rose High School moved out of this building long ago.
The gym to the left was completed in 2012. Of course, years ago the town of Glen Rose decided to accept a nuclear power plant into their community as well as the risks that came with it.
Obviously, tax dollars came with it as well, and the school system has turned into one of the best in the area because of it.
Obviously, I’ve heard a lot of criticism that a high school should have this type of facility; however, my answer is pretty standard. “You should have accepted the power plant.”
Now, as to the next statement of how it’s just not fair…well, I don’t have an answer for that.
I do realize that so many of our Texas school districts are poor, some very poor; however, for all kinds of reasons I also struggle with laws that take from one to give to another even though I taught in a district that was on the taking end.
Soooooo…I’ll just revert to my initial statement and say again, “What a difference a power plant can make!”