School Board vs. County Board (Round XXX)

 

(Rhino Times)

It really isn’t funny anymore.

Today’s High Point Enterprise proclaims the latest round of squabbling between both the school board and the county board have been settled, but it was clear that GCS Board Chairman Alan “pass the buck” Duncan had to have the last word on this one, with his long rambling diatribe close to 1am last Thursday evening.

The truth is this…their embarassing squabbles will never be settled, the blood is too thick and we have too many (on both sides) who are bull-headed enough to keep this crap up. It does nothing to help the image of Guilford County and it only hurts the children.

HPE excerpt:

School officials and county leaders have resolved their differenc­es, for now.
The Guilford County Board of Education voted last week to withdraw its request to re­move Eastern Guilford High School from the bond proj­ect list. Instead, attorneys on both boards helped leaders come to a consensus on keep­ing the $45 million bond to help rebuild Eastern on the May 6 ballot.
Chairman Alan Duncan said Monday the school board’s at­torney clarified how the bond request would be worded. Dur­ing a meeting last Thursday, the school board voted after midnight to support the coun­ty commissioners’ decision to separate the school bonds.
Eastern High was destroyed by a fire in 2006 and will cost $61 million to replace. The school already is being rebuilt with funds transferred from other projects under the 2003 bond. The bond money for Eastern High would replace those transferred funds.

Maybe it’s me, but Duncan’s time is up…and I will not support him sitting in the chairman’s seat after next year. We’ll have to see how this year’s elections turn out. BTW, several county commissioner seats are up for grabs this year as well, we have yet to hear any other announcements coming out of West Market Street as to who’s running and who’s not.

E.C. 🙂

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3 Responses

  1. It seems to me that the problem that the BOE has with separating the Eastern bond from the others is that they want to be able to use any excess over what is needed to rebuild Eastern for other purposes. Well, that tells me that they know that $61 Million is more than is needed. If $61 Million was the right number, then this issue wold be moot. So, the BOE is playing the bond shell game with taxpayers once again. Perhaps, what is needed is a standalone bond for what is really needed. Of course, if the schools properly insured their properties with real replacement coverage, we wouldn’t be having this discussion.

  2. And the taxpayers, Billy, are much much smarter than that.

  3. with all the candidates running for the white house it has been great for the voters to be able to meet and greet those running for federal office. our schools and students and education are the most important thing and I have not seen any of the school board candidates out in the community except fred burns.this exceptional teacher always seems to be out and about in the community listening to the voices of the voters and the students and I have not seen mr lamb latly running for our school school board. mr burns with his bussiness background might make make a great influence and wonderful example for our youth in their educational future .

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