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The best argument seems to be that both newer schools are nearing capacity. With new people coming into town with the addition to Fort Bragg of a new command, many more families will want to locate in Moore county. This county seems to be a more desireable place to live. Academy Heights needs to be kept open to help take some of the slack/burden which will be put on Moore County Schools. There is a good chance that the increase in county revenue from the increase of Fort Bragg personnel, more money will be in the till for schools. You put too much wine in a glass it will overflow and the outside of the glass becomes sticky and more unlikely to be held. With the 2 newer schools nearing capacity things could very well become sticky due to the over flow. Academy Heights needs to be kept open for at least 1 more year to see what the new influx of students will do to the school system.
love the wine analogy! And it's true. I can't understand why 1 person- let alone 111 would vote yes to this?
8 MILLION IN CUTS THATS WHY!!!!
Clearly you haven't done your research on the budget. Closing down the school won't save NCMCS $8,000,000 alone. Closing Academy Heights would only save $500,000, that's a mere 6.25% of the total proposed budget cuts. In addition to the minuscule amount of money that would be saved, Academy Heights is the top elementary school in the state. There is no reason that this school should be shut down above any other school in the system, it is an example of the high standards of education that should be upheld in our school system. Dispersing the students and teacher into other schools, as some might argue, wouldn't really help advance the students that haven't attended a school were the academics are at the top level in the state. The teachers would have to slow down to bring their new students up to their full potential while those who went to Academy Heights have their learning environment changed in a way that doesn't continue to give the education that the students deserve.This brings me to my final point: A school system is not about saving money, its about the education of children to advance them in life. While schools across the country are making sacrifices in the name of budget the students begin to lose their privilege of a higher education. And people wonder why the American school system has been falling behind.
Exactly- thank you death2muffin! Yell all you want DELETEALL- but short sighted savings is not the bandaid we need.
Badly written question. There are no "Southern Pines Schools." "Southern Pines Schools" ceased to exist back in the '60's when the residents of the county voted to forcibly consolidate the city school systems of Southern Pines and Pinehurst into the county school system. Now there are only "Moore County" schools.
Interestingly, the Southern Pines and Pinehurst school systems even tried to merge to form a single school system, but the will of the "county" voters overrode the majority of voters in SP and Pinehurst who voted to keep their schools.
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