Dear PoP – Public Education Facilities Modernization FAIL

by Prince Of Petworth August 24, 2010 at 11:30 am 56 Comments

“Dear PoP,

Here’s something amusing. The DC Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization last week initiated a project at Bancroft Elementary, in Mount Pleasant, for expanded and improved playgrounds. There’s been some controversy about that, mainly because the neighborhood found out about this project only when the heavy equipment showed up, on August 3, and reduced the existing playground to rubble, including the gardens visited by Michelle Obama last spring, and the little-kids playground paid for and installed by the neighborhood just seven years ago. It would have been nice if the DC Government had let the neighborhood in on its plans for the neighborhood elementary school.

Um, about the sign — curious that they don’t know how to spell Councilmember Graham’s name. And the tape? That’s been put there to cover over a tart comment about the project hand-written on the sign by some disgruntled neighbor.”


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