Friday, April 03, 2015
Globe article on R-8 lawsuit neglected important detail
The district's allegations are spelled out in full detail and there is nothing wrong with that. District attorneys say they do not owe the PI Group of Lenexa any of the $7 million bill it received March 18. Defective work was cited, among other things.
The description of the P1 side was limited to "increased construction costs" and"labor inefficiencies."
What goes unmentioned is that those costs, according to P1's bill came as a direct result of the Huff Administration and the School Board's decision to accelerate the construction beginning last spring and continuing through the summer in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to get the building open by the August starting date.
When the fact is added, the story is nowhere near as clearcut as the Globe makes it appear to be.
It also is information that voters should be aware of before they go to the polls Tuesday.