Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Finally: Sensible Plan from CCSD Board

Charleston County School Board approves controversial plan to move tech program
by Amanda Kerr

"Despite urging from black community leaders to keep Lowcountry Tech Academy at its location in downtown Charleston, the School Board voted Monday to move the program to three other high schools and allow a charter school to take over the space.

"The Charleston County School Board voted 5-4 to approve a plan to move Lowcountry Tech Academy to West Ashley and Burke high schools as well as a third location in North Charleston. School Board members Cindy Bohn Coats, Todd Garrett, Tom Ducker, Elizabeth Moffly and Tripp Wiles voted for the expansion, while Rev. Chris Collins, Craig Ascue, Michael Miller and Chris Fraser voted against it. The board modified the plan to have flexibility in choosing which school the tech program moves to in North Charleston over concerns over space limitations at North Charleston High School.

For the rest, see

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140922/PC16/140929782/1006/tech-academy-to-move-despite-outcry

The NAACP is not happy. Perhaps it's losing control of the school board.

1 comment:

Pavlos Lombardi said...

It's great to hear that the CCSD board are finally making some moves. I've been following them for quite sometime, and I was always wondering when they would finally take that step up. Hopefully this won't effect their news industry too much.
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