Bond Forum: Classes Being Conducted in Closets

Full coverage of last night’s Bond Referendum forum where about 60 parents and concerned citizens showed up, about half of them were from the rapidly-growing southeast quadrant of Guilford County. See News & Record story. And both the Board and Dr. Grier got an earful. One parent testifed that classes are being conducted in former CLOSETS.

An excerpt:

The size of the bond, along with some “missteps” from the board in recent years that angered parents, will make this bond a tough sell, said Frank Kendall, who led the successful grass-roots effort to pass the 2003 bond.
“We have a little bit of a hill to climb,” he said. But considering the district’s rapid enrollment growth, “It’s a no-brainer that this thing is needed.”

The board wants input on its list of 26 projects. Residents will get another chance to have their say at 7 p.m. Monday at Penn-Griffin School of the Arts in High Point.Board members want to know what should stay or go or what is missing from the list. The resounding response Wednesday from the southeast area: Don’t neglect us anymore.

“Our school just needs attention,” parent Jackie Noles said. “And we cannot afford to be ignored.”

Parents told the board that students in southeast schools eat lunches too early or too late in the day because the schools are too crowded for their cafeterias.

Teachers conduct classes in former closets, said Noles, who has an eighth-grader at Southeast Middle and a junior at the high school.

Classes…being conducted in CLOSETS. This truly is a crinimal act. Why is this allowed in the third largest school district in North Carolina in 2007? 1,000 extra credit points to the first person that can successfully answer that question.

E.C. 🙂

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4 Responses

  1. uuuuh, could it be because there are incompetent idiots running this very large system??

  2. 1,000 points go to WGO!

  3. i’m eric. joining a couple boards and looking
    forward to participating. hehe unless i get
    too distracted!

    eric

  4. Hey

    Just stopping in to say hi to y’all as a new member.

    Aaron

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