I had a little chuckle when I read the article headlined “New school design gets board’s OK” (Sept. 12).
My husband, Richard Floyd, was on the Frederick County Planning Commission for 13 years between 1992 and 2012. I cannot tell you how many times I heard him say to the “powers that be” at the Board of Education and the Frederick County Planning Department and anyone else who would listen how much money could be saved if someone would come up with a good design for elementary, middle and high schools and use it each time a new school was built. Why pay an architect to design a school each time one is needed? As long as there is a good environment for learning, who needs a Taj Mahal? Our children do not. Look how long it has taken to build a new North Frederick Elementary. I am 70 and I went there when I was 11.
Apparently, someone has finally got the message. It is just too bad Richard didn’t live to see it. Let’s see if this good sense continues.
VIRGINIA L. FLOYD