To the editor:
I’m writing in response to your recent article about escalating construction costs for school projects on Bainbridge Island.
School buildings are the most important public construction projects on the island. Each project has to have full attention given to the design and construction of the structures and not have to settle for “value engineering” cuts.
It is better to do one excellent school project at a time than to do three mediocre projects at the same time. Do the most urgent first, with all the resources required, and do the others at a later date. This should always be the philosophy for school buildings.