Monday, April 18, 2016

Ideas on Saving CCSD's Small Schools

A group of Charleston County School District principals and others promised secrecy have now recommended the closing of the district's small schools because they are not cost effective. Secret because they need protection from the outrage such closings will foment in the communities involved. 

Without knowing any names, we can make assumptions. These participants are not from the communities involved. They are not originally from Charleston County itself. In fact, most of them are not even from the State of South Carolina. Prove me wrong.

Shelia Anderson's Letter to the Editor in Monday's paper is worth reading. While you may disagree with her conclusions about neighborhood schools, busing and choice, she is from Charleston County. Her questions are cogent: see
"What about allowing these schools to be all-purpose community facilities? Why not use some of that square footage for government offices, law enforcement satellite offices and clinics? We use them for voting. Why not expand on that?"
Well, Charleston County officials, how about it? 

Sounds like a plan to me. 

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