Parents Lash Out at Chesterfield Schoolboard Leaders - wtvr

Dec 16, 2009 Read more: WTVR 24
Fire and brimstone in Chesterfield County, as hundreds of parents, students and teachers speak out against the closing of Chester Middle School. Read more
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Matoaca Mom

Chesterfield, VA

#24 Dec 19, 2009
By the way to my CBG friends -- we love having you at MMS and would hate to lose you -- I agree with MMS mom -- they are as much a part of the school as anyone else --- they also are very attached to the school as the Chester folks are to their school. Just because they chose to go there rather then be zoned there does not make them any less part of the school -- as she pointed out -- they do not go to MMS-CBG they go to MMS!
Graduate of Thomas Dale

Richmond, VA

#25 Dec 23, 2009
As a graduate of TDHS and a student who went to the former "Ninth Grade Campus" (Currently Community High) I do not understand the problem with relocating the children.

Honestly it did not separate our graduating class, it made us closer and stronger from an emotional standpoint. We were afforded all the same opportunities as the "Main Campus" attendees. We rode the same bus and played on the same teams. Speaking in terms of transporation cost it's more than efficient and a huge savings for the 9th grade to be in the Chester Middle location.

Imagine the cost of bussing/shuttling students between 2 campuses of a great distance. Right there is an additional cost.

As far as Chester Middle school students being displaced, oh well. At the risk of sounding harsh... Schools are re-district/re-zoned all the time. Why is it such a problem for Chester Middle schools to endure an ounce of discomfort (because truly the kids don't care so an ounce is a great measurement for their discomfort)?

Fiscally speaking the solution the school board has come up with is a sound solution.

While I agree with their current solution I will state that the county as a whole needs to be more proactive versus reactive to situations concerning population and growth.
hammer

Richmond, VA

#26 Dec 23, 2009
chad wrote:
this is way the city folks are moving into the county and the old county people are moving to dinwiddie, powhatan.prince george.. this is the same reason im looking at moving (35 years in county).. stop with building 200 homes on 20 acres. make it that new homes be on 1-2 acres. that would help..
leave one problem and create it somewhere else. good reasoning suburbanites, you never learn.
fedup

Richmond, VA

#27 Dec 23, 2009
hammer wrote:
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leave one problem and create it somewhere else. good reasoning suburbanites, you never learn.
Its called white flight

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