Concerns at Kiser

Kiser Middle School in Greensboro is a school that is experiencing a transition. Because it is an “opt-out” school from other area middle schools that aren’t making federal and state benchmarks, Kiser is taking on other students from out of district and that has created a unique set of problems. Multiple sources familiar with the situation inside Kiser say that problem is close to being “out of control.” These sources tell us that veteran teachers (including board certified teachers) have walked out. We’re told multiple false fire alarms are a part of daily life. We’re told the school is laden with graffiti, students who are extremely profane and disrespectful to staff, students shouting down the halls “eastside-southside,” in an attempt to incite a riot and students acting out inappropriately toward other students. Weapons and drugs have been found inside the school, according to these sources.

We’re told that because of this and much more, staff morale is at an all-time low and several are seeking transfers out next year.

Sounds like a school on life-support. Can anything be done to turn the situation around there…and fast?

E.C. 🙂


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