FREE: Former classroom couches

Lafayette Elementary is offering those couches free for the taking. We posted the listing in the Freebies/Sales section of the WSB Community Forums, but we just went by and they’re still available, so we’re mentioning it here too. They’re along the SW Lander side of the building (the street is one way eastbound there, across from the Good Society outdoor seating). They used to be in classrooms but that doesn’t work with the pandemic layout, we’re told, so they had to go.

14 Replies to "FREE: Former classroom couches"

  • anonyme April 10, 2021 (1:59 pm)

    I don’t quite understand this.  Could these not be stored?  Once the pandemic is over, will taxpayers be expected to replace this perfectly good furniture?  I’d prefer to avoid this kind of waste and just pay teachers more.

    • Teacher bought April 10, 2021 (4:12 pm)

      Teachers bought these. And you can’t clean the surface if kids sit on them. And where do you think they would store these couches? 

  • Eddie April 10, 2021 (3:19 pm)

    Somebody dumped a couch in our alley a couple weeks ago too. Its free for the taking apparently. 

  • JA April 10, 2021 (4:11 pm)

    The school district doesn’t purchase couches for classrooms. All those couches were likely donated to teachers over the years.   Due to limited space in classrooms with desks needing to be 6 feet apart, all teachers were asked to remove personal furniture from their classrooms.  No tax payer waste with this one.  

  • Gina April 10, 2021 (4:15 pm)

    I saw the sofas in person. Definitely not in the best condition,  should have been replaced quite a while back. As a taxpayer I have no qualms about these items moving on.

    • T3 April 11, 2021 (8:26 am)

      Taxes don’t pay for furniture that was donated or that teaches bought with their own money. 

  • Jeanette April 10, 2021 (4:27 pm)

    I guarantee taxpayers did not pay for this furniture. The district only pays for desks, chairs, tables and cabinets. If teachers want to make their classrooms a more inviting place for their students, they must find a way to fund these additional items themselves. It’s likely that SPS would only agree to store furniture that was purchased by the district so teachers were told to take additional items home to be stored. I’m guessing some of these teachers didn’t have room to store an extra couch in their own house or apartment, and that is why so many ended up on the sidewalk. 

  • waikikigirl April 10, 2021 (4:41 pm)

    I don’t understand why there were couches in a classroom, did something change since when I was in school? I know that was a long time ago LOL!!!! but what has changed that you need a couch?

    • Caleigh April 10, 2021 (6:39 pm)

      In the words of my fourth grade students this week, “nothing ever motivated me to complete my math work more than knowing I’d get to read on Mr. Miller’s couch when I finished my work.” Kids like to be comfortable. 

    • Brian April 10, 2021 (8:21 pm)

      Sometimes kids like to sit down and be comfortable. It’s a wild idea, I know, but just let it wash over you and think about it. 

  • Priorities April 10, 2021 (8:40 pm)

    I love how no one bats an eye at the *billions* of dollars taxpayers spend on military jets, tanks, etc, but OMG those crappy goodwill couches that teachers spent their OWN MONEY ON to try to make kids comfortable and motivated… well, apparently everyone has an opinion on this. Teachers spend hundreds, or thousands, of dollars of their *own* money on their classrooms. Why don’t y’all go micromanage military spending instead of low-key complaining about teachers spending your tax dollars (when they’re not even spending your tax dollars). Jeeeeezzzzzzzz. 

  • Derek April 10, 2021 (11:15 pm)

    Yeah I agree. Millions spent by taxpayer money in foreign wars and jingoistic military weapons we never use or use to fight people. Come on, this is silly and we’re in a state that doesn’t even tax your income, come on people! 

    • Rick April 11, 2021 (9:28 am)

      Like your use of the vernacular. Socialisim,socialism,socialism.

  • anonyme April 11, 2021 (6:59 am)

    Don’t get your collective panties in a knot.  Obviously, I had no idea that teachers bought these; it’s right there in the words.  Not sure how we got from furniture in local schools to global militarization…  The only thing more irrational than that leap is how crazy it is that underpaid teachers not only have to buy basic supplies, but furniture for classrooms.

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