Monday, January 07, 2013
Finally finished is the Charleston County School District's renovation of the 1938 Rivers High School building. The high school classes of the Charter High for Math & Science have vacated their mobile classrooms without regret. Its 260 middle school students await a brighter day when they too will roam free of trailers.
Meanwhile, CCSD plans to begin its much-touted Lowcountry Tech Academy later this month on the other side of locked doors. Students will be bused in, presumably for part of the day, into three low-tech courses that could be offered in any recently remodeled classroom: networking, keyboarding/computer applications, and graphic communications.
While promising more technologically-advanced classes, CCSD has labored and spent elephantine amounts of tax dollors to bring forth a mouse.
Let's see. Leaving 260 students in trailers and busing 160 in to take courses they could get elsewhere.
Yes. Superintendent McGinley's independent thinkers must still be in charge.