Monday, April 21, 2008

Overage Academy – School Closings

I am looking forward to hearing more details regarding the schools that were selected for closing at the April 30th Public Hearing. The parents who’s children go to these schools deserve to know the criteria by which the decisions were made. They also need to be assured that their children will benefit from this action. This is no easy decision I am sure. However, the reasoning needs to be clearly communicated to the parents. They need to know why these schools in Northwest would be the ones to close.
Roanoke City Schools does need big ideas to strengthen the system. The whole city will be strengthened along with our schools. At my candidacy announcement I advocated for the “overage” academy. I have personal experience with an overage child. CLICK HERE FOR MY ANNOUNCEMENT.
Also be sure to visit the Hampton Harbour Academy for how a program like this can impact the graduation rate.

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Commentary, Education, Roanoke City Public Schools



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