Board Committee Backpedals

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

In this case, if a GCS Board committee can’t stand the pressure, they backpedal.

Breaking within the last hour, the News & Record is reporting that the committee scheduled to debate at tomorrow evening’s Board meeting on allowing use of school facilities to outside groups has changed its mind after “an angry outpouring from the community.”

Wow.

They were threatened with an ACLU lawsuit.

See this excerpt:

A Guilford County Schools committee that initially recommended not allowing outside organizations to use schools before 6 p.m. has back-pedaled after receiving an angry outpouring from the community.

The committee instead has recommended the Guilford Board of Education allow groups such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to continue using the schools for meetings but with a few slight changes.

“There’s so many groups that use the buildings after school.” said board member Dot Kearns. “I don’t think it would have worked for them to come after 6 p.m.”

The N&R says the committee will propose that groups using schools shall disclose who will supervise and attend the activities and provide background checks of those individuals.

This issue should have never even come up for discussion, and I’m still not thrilled about proposed changes to the distribution of materials to students.

Stick with talking about education, ladies and gentlemen, please & thank you.

E.C. 🙂

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