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I am a parent of children that go to AHES. We don't have money and although my children work very hard and do very well, they are not "hand picked" little genuis'. If that is the case then that should be addressed to the central office because they are responsible for who is accepted or denied transfer to the schools. I don't think that any of the parents are knocking what is being done in the other schools in Moore County, we have had other children in other schools and are friends with people whos children are enlisted in other schools around the county. Some thrive and some do not for a wide variety of reasons. We love this school, my children have thrived in this environment more so than ever before. I am glad that people in other schools take pride in what they have as well. What we are forgetting is the many other more important issues here. They are trying to close down a year round program in a school district when there is a need and a want for it. What happens when there are more budget cuts to be done down the road and they want to shut the program down in Southern Pines? It is my understanding that the board members and our superindentent are not big fans of the program to begin with. Also the staff at AHES don't already have placement at other facilities, they will have the option to apply for posistions as they become available. I think that may be difficult for them when there has been an increase in class size allowance and teachers assistant positions cut. Take the time to look over the budget, we all know that cuts have to be made but as a community shouldn't we be taking the time to work together to try and find solutions that work for us all instead of tearing each other apart? I don't think that 260+ students should be shut out. They matter just as much as every other child in Moore County.These are scary times for our educational system. Let's work together to make our system work for us.
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