Thursday, September 23, 2004
Saturday, September 18, 2004
Saturday, September 11, 2004
President Woodrow Wilson's 5 self-evident truths about commitment and responsibilty to public schools
- As Americans, we are owners of the public school system.
- As owners, we bear a responsibilty to participate in the system.
- Accountability for our public school, their safety, and its employees and its funding rests with us and the rest of the system's owners.
- Our children's future depends on the improvement of the public schools.
- And this improvement depends on our participation.
Thursday, September 09, 2004
The children at Gibbs have a serving line and eat in the gymnasium.
The children west of Gibbs at Cedar Primary and Intermediate do not have a cafeteria. That would mean the the affluent West Knox County, has two schools without cafeteria's
The difference is that at the two Cedar Bluff's, they can not use the gymnasium because of Physical Education classes being conducted. So the well to do West Knox County students must eat at their desk. How many of you would want to sit at your desk for 7 hours without an adequate break. Sounds like a violation of federal law to me.
Cedar Bluff Primary was built as a temporary 30 years ago. In January 2004 architectural drawings were presented to the staff and PTA leadership for a NEW Cedar Bluff Primary. Both Cedar Bluff and Gibbs are worthy of replacement. I only wish the whiners would get their facts straight.
It is interesting to read the letters about how Gibbs and Carter have gotten NOTHING. Lets get the facts straight.
- $1 million dollar Sports fieldhouse at Gibbs - they promised $400,000.00 and didn't deliver on the promise - the school board had to bail them out
- Extremely expensive Football Stadium at Carter - far larger than they will ever need
- Land on Tazwell Pike between their middle school, Elementary and High School
- Land and Architectual drawings for a NEW Gibbs Elementary immediately across the street
- Land for a Carter Elementary / Middle School on Strawberry Plains Pike
- Renovation and expansion of $10 million at their middle school - Holston
- Renovation and expansion at Ritta Elementary - it is NOT at capacity - the school board should rezone the Gibbs Elementary kids to Ritta - that's the solution imposed on everyone else in Knox County
- Renovation and expansion at Halls Elementary School
- A NEW Brickey Elementary School
I can locate all the Knox County improvements for libraries, parks, law enforcement, Three Ridges Golf course, roads etc. that have been and are proposed for the Gibbs and Carter communities.