Hillsborough parents get their way
I know I'm stepping into a hornet's nest with this one, but what is it about this one little word ("merger") that sends parents in both school systems into such a tizzy?
After nearly two hours of grappling with its options, the school board
for the Orange County Schools modified its enrollment plans for the
district's only year-round elementary school Monday night.
In a 4-2
vote, the board approved changes recommended by district administration
that will allow 30 students already at Hillsborough Elementary School
to re-enroll there next year.
Some parents who had feared their
children might be among those not allowed to return had dressed in
orange shirts and spoken at board meetings, posted to a blog devoted to
challenging the changes, and even hired an attorney to challenge the
Board member Liz Brown voted against modifying the plan because she
felt it didn't do enough to help Central and Efland-Cheeks elementary
schools retain middle-income students.
Al Hartkopf voted against
the plan because he put forth a plan that would have allowed an
additional 29 new students who applied to Hillsborough Elementary
School to go there as well.
- newsobserver.com | More students can stay at Hillsborough school, 4/8/08
There is even a blog, Save Hillsborough Elementary School, that has been the focus of some very upset parents. So where's the blog to "save" the schools that aren't the best in the district?
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This Week in Orange Politics
It'll be a busy week across Orange County this week. The Carrboro Alderfolks will discuss bicycle-friendliness and the Lloyd Farm propery mediation process, while the Chapel Hill Town Council will get an update on UNC-related development. Both school boards will review the student performance data recently released by the state, while the Hillsborough Town Board will get an update on the Colonial Inn. The county commmissioners will meet with the Mebane City Council on public transportation and the Buckhorn EDD, and will get an update on Southern Branch Library in a serperate meeting.
CHALT and the Sierra Club/Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce/WCHL will hold candidate forums for Chapel Hill candidates.
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