Related (to Ringing Rocks Elementary School renovations):
Tremendous article Joe. The school is beautiful!
It looked great last night. Many people in the cafeteria commented positively about what they saw, and then in their next breath complained bitterly about the redistricting debacle. Glad I’m not in your shoes, Mike.
It’s not a surprise, Joe. Ringing Rocks is a community that fought as one to keep our kids together in Pius. The idea that we might have won that battle but lost the war is a bitter pill indeed. I was there last night as well and spoke with many parents. Since I spoke at the board meeting, I have been approached by dozens of parents; quite a few of them last night. Every such person has expressed their opposition to the centers approach to redistricting. To date, 174 people have joined the Facebook group I created, Pottsgrove Parents Against Creating K-2 and 3-5 Centers, http://www.facebook.com/groups/322462381100258/. Most of these parents are from Rocks, as that is where I have the most connections. Additionally, 244 parents from West signed a petition opposing the centers approach and delivered that petition to the board at the last meeting. I think it’s clear that a significant majority of parents in this district would prefer the alternative redistricting plan.
I take it one day at a time, Joe, one day at at time. If I do not speak to you beforehand, have a great holiday season and see you on the 10th.
And to you!