School Daze…

well, it seems that you can’t go a day anymore around here without hearing something about the schools. should the kids stay in wrigley? should they go to WLES? should WLES even be OPEN?

personally, i’m at a loss for why the school board insists on moving the students who are currently housed in wrigley over to the wells hill school while the new “central” school is being built. why not just keep them where they are? is there some issue i’m missing here on why it couldn’t be done that way?

as with all things, i’m sure it comes down dollars. speaking of which, i’d imagine some party is gonna make out like a bandit when they have to purchase land for the new “central” school. ah, good ol’ morgan county. 🙂

  • patty

    i think it is a good idea for a new school for morgan county.I have a child that attends the wlems and picking him up at parent pick up is a pure nightmare.morgan county has grown in the past 20 years since i first moved here and i can tell you when you get in that cafeteria @ a christmas play you wished there was a bigger school.the population has grown so there is a need for this.

  • davec

    patty, i totally agree that a new school is needed. i went to wles 30 years ago, and i was back there a couple of years ago for a career day, and it certainly is showing its age.

    that isn’t the fault of anyone…buildings just get old and things happen.

    my only question is why it is necessary to bus the students who are currently in Wrigley over to WLES next year, while they wait for the new school to be built, instead of just leaving everybody there while construction is going on?

    it just seems less disruptive that way. for kids who just started at wrigley this year, they will be going to WLES next year, and then the new central school when it is finished. that is 3 different schools before they’ve even started jr. high…

    just seems like it would be better for everyone involved if the kids at wrigley could keep attending there until the new school is ready, and THEN move.

  • woodsbendgirl

    the deal is…the new school will probably not be done for the next 3-5 years. the school that they are currently in…is in very poor condition and deteriorating rapidly. they want to get the kids in a better building while the school is being built. as of right now…there is no 100% on the land or agreeing on the plans for the school…much less to begin construction on the school. there is no way to begin starting any plans on the school…people cannot agree on whether wles is good enough for their wrigley kids.

  • newsflash

    i can tell you now that WLES is NOT good enough for the Wrigley kids, they dont want to go up there, that’s been proven! and they want to be left alone, correct me if i’m wrong, but isn’t all the schools( cannel city, wrigley and wles) all run down? and some of the money for the new school for the Wrigley kids is already being used for the other one over at Greer? this is bull crap, you would let a man that dont know the words”one/two hour delay” make a choice on where your kids need to go to school at, this county gets worse as the years go on and the only people that are getting hurt is the kids, i went to wrigley, didnt turn out bad at all, probably better than some actually, if they want to stay at wrigley let them stay, if they want to build their own school who are we to decide? I want my child to have a great school and it be clean and safe, as everybody else does, but when a man is standing there telling you he is willing to donate ANY money to the school systems it should be taken and you should be VERY greatful and take his offer and at least let him have a tiny bit of say on what that money goes to, take the money,make improvments to the wrigley school with it and stop talking about it already, people are tired of hearing the same ol’ stuff everyday! go to the board meetings, they get better each month!

  • Anonymous

    QUOTE: “I can tell you now that WLES is NOT good enough for the Wrigley kids… I want my child to have a great school and it be clean and safe, as everybody else does, but when a man is standing there telling you he is willing to donate ANY money to the school systems it should be taken and you should be VERY greatful and take his offer and at least let him have a tiny bit of say on what that money goes to, take the money,make improvments to the wrigley school with it and stop talking about it already,” – newsflash

    Response to newsflash: The board CANNOT accept John Whitt’s money because it is AGAINST STATE LAW to build a school in Wrigley, as it is not in the demographic center for where ALL of the kids attending the new school would be coming from. A school cannot also be built specifically for kids from the Wrigley area because it is AGAINST STATE LAW to build a school for less than 300 kids. (Approximately 130-140 kids attend Wrigley.)

    The board cannot change STATE LAW. Board members have to do what is SPECIFICALLLY PRESCRIBED in the stipulations of the funding they received for the new schools. There is no campaign against Wrigley students and/or parents, despite the recent insinuation.

    All of this has been in The Licking Valley Courier several times since September. Go back and read it. What’s the point in reporting the news if people just ignore it?

    BTW I went to WLES and I graduated with honors at the top of my academic program when I earned my college degree. I’m sorry that’s “not good enough” for a select group of some Wrigley parents (this seems to be more about them than the kids); by all accounts, their children’s school is falling apart too – not unlike WLES.

  • Anonymous

    NOTE: The previous annonymous comment came from the member hammerhead… I couldn’t get the name to show up in my post.

  • JULIE0045

    I THINK IT IS RETARTED! ALL OF IT. THE WRIGLEY FOLKS SHOULD STOP BEING SO REDNECK AND BE APPRECIATIVE THAT THEY ARE RECIEVING A NEW STATE OF THE ART FACILITY FOR THEIR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION!

    THE SHOULD GET OVER THEMSELVES ASAP!

    AND IF THEY THINK WRIGLEY IS IN BETTER CONDITON THAT WLES? THEY ARE DEFINATELY RETARDED! ONE OF THE REASONS THE BOARD WANTS TO MOVE THE CHILDREN TO WLES IS THE STATE WILL NOT ALLOCATE FUNDS TO REPAIR THE SEPTIC SYSTEM THAT FUNCTIONS ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS. BET YA DIDN’T READ THAT IN THE PAPER!

    ALSO IF I WERE TO ENTER WRIGLEY’S FACILITY, I AM SURE I WOULD FIND JUST AS NASTY ITEMS, IF NOT MORE, THAT ARE SIMILAR OR LIKE THOSE THAT WERE FEATURED IN THE LOCAL PAPER!

  • hammerhead

    IMO certain people behind the Wrigley campaign are shamelessly dragging down and embarrassing the rest of their community regardless of whether people are for the board’s plan or against it.