Did you read my earlier post in this thread at 1:17 pm today? If not read the first two paragraphs. I think you will remember I have raised the idea of consolidation at least as early as the summer.Originally posted by Buddy Rich:
Btango, by being a messenger are you saying that this is being mandated from Raleigh. That could be and the school board has no say so in the matter. Hope I am wrong but it sounds like a done deal to me. Just like the merger. It saddens me to no end to see this come about. All I can say is we will all reap what has been sown by this school board. Hope they can all sleep good at night knowing what they have done. Sad part is they probably will.
Granted it is not going to work now because the funds are not available. My question is hypothetical, if it could be done now would you support that plan? I have been told by several people in one district that they do not need to combine with anyone.Originally posted by Buddy Rich:
This could have been done when the schools merged. Now it is way to late.
No.1 the state is pushing counties toward one school systems. Easier and more simple to control plus a smaller budget or possibly more funds to spend per child. That is the simplicity but we know things do not always work out that way.Originally posted by No.1RamsFan:
There are a lot of counties that have gone in the direction of consolidating into one system in order to save money because they do not have to double spend on central office administration and maintenance personnel. You don't normally see a school closed unless the system is going to a one HS system like Richmond County. If SC went to a two high school system where would they build them and what would be the farthest distances for the kids to have to travel to get to school? If they made AHS a magnet school I could see a lot of recruiting going on for athletic purposes disguised as an academic move. That happens in other states very frequently.
Lowndes County GA. Valdosta is the city school. It is only six miles between the only two high schools with the city school to the northeast area of the city and the county school by the interstate on the southwest side. The city school is the most storied in high school football and was the school to be at for years. The enrollment is down to 1,800 with the demographics changing drastically over the last twenty years and the citizens becoming older on average. Lowndes is over 3,000 students now and continues to grow. I think this is an example we are seeing more of in the south with city and county schools.Originally posted by bulldog nation2014:
I am originally from ohio and the city actually has a school district tax of 1% typically and typically the city schools are your main schools and has the majority of the county. Look at clinton county ohio. Best example and closest example to stanly county from income to size and amount of schools it is pretty much on point