More than 200 readers have responded to The Brazil Times' recent online poll, and the results are a mixed bag.
The poll, "Are you in favor of Clay Community Schools proposed $53 million renovation project?" received 235 votes.
Of the 235 readers that responded, 96 voted (41 percent) that they were in favor of the project and it should have been done a long time ago.
However, a total of 130 readers responded differently.
Seventy-three (31 percent) responded against the project, saying they were not in favor at all. In addition, 24.3 percent of the respondents (57 voters) said they would prefer the corporation look into other options.
Another nine readers (3.8 percent) responded saying they were in favor of the project, but were not pleased with it.
A total of 17 voters also left comments regarding the recent poll. Of the comments, four strongly suggested they were in favor while seven were against.
Among the comments left with the poll, one reader stated "How can they control all of those projects at once?," while another wrote "Yes, it should be done. Each school needs to be handicap accessible. The schools need more classrooms (not modulars) and ample space for the nurse and counselors … All schools need to be brought up to those standards."
Still, another respondent stated "I still don't know all the details. The news has been mostly about upgrades needed at the elementaries. I still don't know of all of the needs of the middle school and high schools."
The school board has two scheduled meetings this week. The first one is set for 7:30 p.m. today in the media center at North Clay Middle School, 3 W. Knight Dr., Brazil.
The board will tackle the 2008 budget, capital projects and bus replacement plans in addition to having discussions on health insurance and retirement liability.
But the board meeting won't be the only action going on at North Clay tonight.
Clay Community Schools teachers have scheduled a mass rally today at 6 p.m. at North Clay prior to the board's executive session, which is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The board will also have its regularly scheduled meeting at North Clay Thursday at 7:30 p.m.