Comment 74644

By Mahesh_P_Butani (registered) - website | Posted February 22, 2012 at 14:40:41

The earlier document referenced here thru the google cache was published on Thurs 09, 2012 at 3:45pm. This is visible in the source code of this cached document as below, and accessed by right clicking any web page and selecting 'source':

meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" meta name="CreationDate" content="D:20120209154500-05'00'" meta name="ModDate" content="D:20120209154508-05'00'" title SITE #9 SITE NAME City Hall Site PROPOSED EDUCATION CENTRE HAMILTON WENTWORTH DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD SITE SELECTION CRITERIA MOD title

The date/time stamp above is: D:2012-02-09-15:45:00

What this tells me is that an earlier version may have been uploaded on Thursday, and upon realization, the web administrator removed and uploaded the current version of that document on Friday.

We all do such things often while emailing attachments, and end up frantically reattaching the correct versions of documents being sent.

The BoED has consistently maintained that besides the weighting criteria, there were many external factors related to ground reality that were factored into their selection process. Implying that emerging data was added to the working matrix over a period of time as new discoveries are factored in.

One plausible scenario (which I have encountered while doing a number of site selections for clients over the years) is that the BoEd may have a number of such working/version documents of the many sites floating around on their computers and that of their consultants - which may have been incrementally updated and shared for discussions as many external criteria were being added in what is essentially a non-linear discovery process.

Could it be that the earlier document from Thursday was based on a preliminary weighting process based on certain data set assumptions, and when the ground reality of Jackson Square with its leasing / purchasing cost implications; retrofit cost-benefit to a leased property; and the parking limitations for BoEd service vehicles with its service yard requirements in the Jackson Square basement were introduced into the Jackson Square site selection matrix, the weighting logically shifted in favour of the next immediate option?

Mahesh P. Butani

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