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Most of the people commenting are not against a high school on Marco Island. What we are against is this Discovery Group's tactics of rejecting what to my count is 3 other proposed sites on Marco to date. All of them much more than adequate for the REAL, REALISTIC needs of a local high school in favor of destroying a quiet neighborhood's only true green area and home to a threatened species. This has all been done in the pursuit of the PRESTIGE they believe this site would give the school over the other sites proposed and considered. So please, give the "It's all about the kids" rhetoric a rest.It is no secret they waited until most winter residents had left before pulling this "bait and switch" to Tract K after putting the City through considerable effort and expense in preparing a proposal for the YMCA site. They hoped they could just slip this by most residents. Another issue that is galling is the group's arrogant and deceptive approach to this entire process. They have not been shy in bending facts and data to suit their needs nor have they had any issue with putting out assumptions and conjecture as "fact". One look at their website will confirm much of this.I personally am not against a high school on Marco. I will not, however, stand by and let this group railroad this self-serving process through to the detriment of the immediate neighbors of Tract K. They also ignore the benefit to the entire island population that a well thought out park on the site would bring.And by the way. I too have seen a copy of the Tract K Deed. Anybody who reads this as a definitive school site is clearly not fluent in the English language.Let them go back to the YMCA site, which I understand really wanted the synergy a school next door would create, and we can all be friends again.
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