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  • KermitDFrog Nov 28, 3:58 p.m.

    Several schools in western Wake were supposed to operate on year-round schedules. These schools are either operating on traditional or single-track schedules largely because parents did not like the year-round schedules. Now these same parents cannot seem to understand why the school is overcrowded.

    Return the Mills Park schools, Highcroft ES and Alston Ridge ES to full-year-round and the overcrowding issues will be solved in that area.

  • SouthernPackerFan Nov 28, 3:42 p.m.

    look, these schools around every corner is just plain stupid,
    and we get the bill....yeehaw
    build a school with two-three floors, build for the future
    not for today......just look at our infrastructure (Roads)
    to see that the DOT is short-sighted, and now the school board
    hey, too many folks.........no problem........we'll build another school

  • JustAName Nov 28, 1:31 p.m.

    "cary just needs to form our own school board and let wake county have all the politics they want." - ProzacDispenser

    That has my vote.

    Cities have zone plans and such, they know where future houses will be and can guess at how many will have children and such. They should know where the schools need to be built and how big they need to be.

  • LuvLivingInCary Nov 28, 12:25 p.m.

    cary just needs to form our own school board and let wake county have all the politics they want.

  • dollibug Nov 28, 11:49 a.m.

    MANY ISSUES need to be addressed in the *WAKE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM*....there are people in *positions* who should not be there....they need to UNDERSTAND the laws, especially those which apply to ALL SINGLE PARENTS....and what their RIGHT'S AS A PARENT IS IN NC**....funny how some people seem to think that they can *MAKE THEIR OWN LAWS ABOUT THIS*....and for the most part...THEY DO AND GET BY WITH DOING SO...

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Nov 28, 11:25 a.m.

    @whatelseisnew, public money is not your money, nor is it the property of people with kids.

    There are no refunds. If you don't use the government service of public schools, too bad! If you don't go to public parks, no refunds! Stop sticking your hand out! This is not YOUR money. Never was.

    If you are unable or unwilling to see the “do unto others” part in all this, maybe this example will help:

    What would you say if I used a public school voucher to send my children to the Satan-Is-Lord Worship School...or Islamic Jihad Training Camp School...or Baptist Men-Have-Dominion-Over-Women Academy?

    Would you care if NC started subsidizing these schools? Do you think this might be a church-state problem somehow?

    Would you want even your 50 cents of public money going to these places?

    Now you know how we feel about your schools.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Nov 28, 11:19 a.m.

    Monolithic Dome schools are the answer.

    Seriously. LOOK AT THIS !!!

    This technology will save us Millions of Dollars and allow us to build more and build them quickly.

    Monolithic buildings last for centuries and require almost zero maintenance. If there’s a severe weather event, all the children go to the gymnasium and they play basketball or patty-cake until everything blows over...no worries at all. ( www.monolithic.com/topics/buy-a-school )

    The question is...Why don’t we mandate these structures for our schools? They cost the same to build, they pay for themselves in 20 years with saved heating/cooling & maintenance costs...and they can withstand the toughest hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires & earthquakes.

    They make great houses too. ( www.monolithic.com/stories/the-eye-of-the-storm/photos )

  • btneast Nov 28, 11:14 a.m.

    I will not vote to PUT the very kids that will sit in these seats, in DEBT.

    Yep, there seems to be a perception that if we just throw more money into the current system, it just has to get better. The U.S. spends way more per student than other countries that score consistently higher than we do. Continuing to do the same thing over and over and expecting different results is insanity...

  • btneast Nov 28, 11:01 a.m.

    The people that move here were not schooled in trailers,and won't put up with that .

    ...maybe not, but they are leaving where they were because the taxes and cost of living drove them out....or drove their employer out. More schools being built will raise taxes. Yes, capacity needs to be addressed, but mobile classrooms make more sense. It's a good sturdy roof over your head, and its heated and cooled, so what's the big deal. Mobility allows you to change capacities as population densities change, which will happen. There are lots of Charter and private schools with superior academic performance that are in old retail buildings. In this era of repurposing, why are we not looking at existing structures?

  • whatelseisnew Nov 28, 10:48 a.m.

    Nope what it highlights is the need for using other available space and for making available other options for parents and students that do not include being placed into a Public School.

    "That way if the CC refuse the bond issue the overcrowing is their fault."

    No it is the fault of a system that only sees one way to provide an educational opportunity. Buying property, Building, operating, and maintaining MORE schools is the MOST expensive option. The board along with the CC should be pushing the legislature for student vouchers. The board should be focused on providing opportunities not on continuing to expand the same old failing solution. I will not vote to PUT the very kids that will sit in these seats, in DEBT.

  • superman Nov 28, 10:39 a.m.

    I guess building new schools will be for the benefit of the board. We dont have children and my suggestion is to cut fundig for public welfare schools. Let parents be responsible for educating their children. It takes 3 to 5 years to build a school so the longer the Board and the CC put this off the problem compounds. You cant have choice when there are empty seats in schools. Students should be assigned by the board to any school that has an empty seat regardless of how the parent feels. The board should fill up every school and then ask the CC for the bond issue. That way if the CC refuse the bond issue the overcrowing is their fault. Coble has his own agenda with the school board and he should just resign.

  • JustAName Nov 28, 10:11 a.m.

    "Overcrowding is just as detrimental to the learning process as under-funding." - ddm76

    What is the optimum class size? Decades ago, having 40-50 children in a class room was manageable. I would say, that those kids are probably smarter than the ones coming out of schools now.

  • AtALost Nov 28, 9:54 a.m.

    Overcrowding highlights the need for enforcing our immigration laws.

  • ddm76 Nov 28, 9:00 a.m.

    @ whatelseisnew, apparently you have no clue how the education system should be ran. Overcrowding is just as detrimental to the learning process as under-funding. It's no wonder that NC is sinking to the bottom of the barrel in education. Next thing you know, we will join MS, AL, and LA in having the worst educational system in the country.

  • NiceNSmooth Nov 28, 8:45 a.m.

    The caps were meant to scare parents into thinking there werent enough schools so they could get the bond passed. Dont fall for it!! Clean up the board, appoint a new board member to replace dirty Chris and start fixing the issues with eastern Wake schools

  • As if .... Nov 27, 7:13 p.m.

    Wake up and smell the coffee ,Nuff ,who do you speak to? THEY WILL PAY A LITTLE MORE. Please look in the schools some day in Wake and see how many "southern accents" you will find. From my experience the number is shrinking.
    Get over yourselves and welcome to the new world.

  • Screw WrAl Nov 27, 7:06 p.m.

    "The people that move here were not schooled in trailers,and won't put up with that."

    Those folks don't get a say, maybe that's the first thing they need to wake up to. They can always move back to where they came from if they don't like it. As for paying a little more, no thanks. This board doesn't deserve another dime.

  • As if .... Nov 27, 7:00 p.m.

    The people that move here were not schooled in trailers,and won't put up with that . They will pay a little more if they have to ,but good schools in their neighborhoods is what they want.

  • As if .... Nov 27, 6:57 p.m.

    Keep saying LA La LA La .....but it wont make the problem go away,whatelse.

  • whatelseisnew Nov 27, 6:45 p.m.

    NOPE not one more school is needed. There are plenty of empty buildings that can be used. Bring in more trailers. Fill up every square inch of current property with trailers before you even think about a new school. NEXT get on board with the COUNTY and tell the State legislature to start issuing vouchers for kids to go to private schools. THE MONEY IS FOR THE EDUCATION OF STUDENTs, not for an ancient, outmoded. inefficient, ultra-expensive, unsustainable public system.

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