Re: “Rebuilt school might include community library” (TNT, 4-8).
I was amazed at the arrogance of Tacoma Public Schools Operations Chief Stephen Murakami as he ignores the concerns of teachers and librarians to "define what the library of the future will be."
McCarver Elementary is first a school, despite the admittedly admirable goal of integrating the community in the library.
In the 1970s, Henry Foss High School was built as an "open-concept" school without walls, including any dividing of the library from the rest of the school. It didn't take long for walls to be added to the library (and the rest of the building) at no small expense to the district and taxpayers.
Don't make that mistake again. Listen to the students, teachers and parents who will use the building instead of those like Murakami who have no idea who their clients are.