The FCBOE will discuss it again next week - should East Fayette Elementary be closed down?

Mon, 02/04/2008 - 1:39pm
By: The Citizen

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Submitted by slj355 on Thu, 02/07/2008 - 12:11pm.

We moved to Fayette County in October and I could just kick myself for not jumping in right away to the school boundry issues that are at hand. We specifically chose this school district based on it's success and now it will be picked apart. I cannot tell you how disappointed and how disheartened that I am after all the time and effort that I spent researching where we wanted our children to attend school.

Leave Minter and Spring Hill's student population where they are. Both schools are thriving successful academic achievers. Why, why, why? It makes absolutely no sense to uproot these children when there is a winning solution.

The East Fayette students are certainly in need of and deserving of a new school. Send them to Inman. I am not sure whether the entire school is large enough to hold the East Fayette student population, but it will hold the majority of the students with little disruption to the other schools which now (according to the new boundry maps) will be substantially impacted.

FCBOE - Please listen to our plea. Please, please, please don't do this to our children! Leave Spring Hill alone! (Minter, too).

Submitted by wrkcn on Thu, 02/07/2008 - 11:06am.

I agree E. Fayette should close. Move all of E. Fayette to the new Inman facility. Leave Spring Hill alone and Minter alone. Spring Hill is an incredible school. We have all invested so much time, money and other resources to make it the wonderful school it is. Please leave it alone. With this plan, no child will be torn away from the stability of teachers, staff and friends.

Submitted by mem83 on Thu, 02/07/2008 - 9:01am.

I agree that the East Fayette Elementary students should be transferred to Inman Elementary. All of the citizens/parents that I've talked to agree with this. We just want to provide stability for our children and this would be the most logical choice and would make everyone happy in the end.

Submitted by hopeful on Thu, 02/07/2008 - 8:43am.

I agree that the SpringHill students and Minter students should remain at the current schools and move the East Fayette students to the new Inman school. This can work if the board will consider it. It can save the money they need to and move fewer students which has been the goal all along.

Submitted by DJS on Thu, 02/07/2008 - 6:43am.

Yes, I believe East Fayette should be closed. However, those children should benefit and be able to go to Inman. Leave Spring Hill alone.

If you cannot leave Spring Hill alone, the Board is receiving daily emails as to actions that need to be taken. Please join us in the battle to Save Spring Hill or to Save your Community.

Submitted by Tom V on Wed, 02/06/2008 - 11:41pm.

Tom VanHoozer
I am sure that the conditions at East Fayette are pretty bad, but like many of you have said -- just send these students to the new school!!
They will get brand new technology and brought ahead of most of our existing elementary schools. As the PTO president at Spring Hill, I can only see where shifting 250 kids from Lakeside & Lakemont to Minter and shifting 325 students from EAST FAYETTE closing, and then 140 students from Minter to Inman only disrupts and causes more problems in the long run.
We have a 3 Way Winner for this problem, by shifting all of the kids from EAST FAYETTE to Inman, leave the students at Spring Hill and Minter alone, and at that point all of us WIN!! Everyone is concerned about property values -- this might actually improve the EAST FAYETTE district by relocating that school to a more open area. The transportation cost for sending these students 4 miles down the road will not be anymore than sending 250 kids from Lakeside & Lakemont 3.75 miles to Minter.
If anyone else sees this the same way, please comment! Or if you have a better idea, then lets hear it! Please email all of the Board Members and tell them your opinion, I am sure that they would love to hear from one more constituent!

Submitted by readerrabbit on Thu, 02/07/2008 - 9:34am.

Yes, close East Fayette. I thought that is what the FCBOE tried to do back in Dec. but it was voted as too costly. Now that the map is approved and they have squelched parental opinion - they still get what they want in the long run. Who would have thought? It's all about politics. If you aren't going to take parental opinion into consideration, please don't ask. What are these forums for anyway?

As for what to do with the staff/students at East Fayette, the FCBOE should send the entire staff and student body to the BRAND new Inman Elem. next year. We all know East Fayette is the oldest school in the county. Why shouldn't this staff be able to benefit from a new school with its technology, cleanliness, location, etc. The staff has a win win situation. This close knit school gets to relocate together. I think that is what the teachers want too! Leave Lakemont & Lakeside alone. Don't ya think they've been re-districted enough? Leave Spring Hill and Minter alone. By moving the body of EF to Inman, no one else gets disrupted.

FCBOE - PLEASE listen... close EF and move its body to Inman and leave Spring Hill the amazing school that it is!

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