Tuesday, March 26, 2013

CCSD's Rural Schools Win--for Now

Congratulations to those community members from Edisto Island and Hollywood who made their desires known to Superintendent Nancy McGinley and the Charleston County School Board. Middle-school-age students will remain in their respective schools for the next school year.

These concerned taxpayers must know that the fight is not over and vigilance will be required. Will the time ever come when the superintendent stops thinking in the "Broad" urban mentality of one-size-fits-all? Probably not. Do not believe her weak protestations that she has no intention of closing rural high schools. It's only a matter of time until the next go-round of school "redesign."

No doubt McGinley will structure more "community" input with stacked committees in these communities in the future. Forewarned is forearmed!

1 comment:

Russell Creek Cousin said...

Oh, but the superintendent has an ace up her sleeve. Thanks to board members Barter and Fraser who brought this up after the vote on the reversal that appeared on the agenda was completed (9-0, BTW), the super has a fall back position. She can now offer 6th grade at the high school on a "voluntary" basis.

First off, how could board members consider this? The vote had already been taken and this motion wasn't on the agend. Any bets on how quickly the super finds ways to force students into this "voluntary" program?

Next time a board member wants to undo a vote the board just took during the same meeting, use this one as an example. McGinley has never really lost a board vote. She doesn't appear to have lost this one, either.