CH Middle School future?

CH Middle School future?

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Jonesborough, TN

#1 Feb 13, 2013
Will the CHMS be closed or redone in the near future. If it is completely redone will the city of Kingsport take over the remodeled school after the county has done all the work. I understand that they can do this but should they do that to the county? This school is in need of an update but can Sullivan county trust the city not to take it over they spend money to update? Why not clsoe the school? What ate the thoughts of Sullivan County and the leaders of Kingsport City?
Sean Carter

Knoxville, TN

#2 Feb 13, 2013
I went to colonial heights middle school in mid 80's and we had great principal at time and it would be disappoint to his legacy if city close colonial heights middle school
Charlie

Ringgold, GA

#3 Feb 14, 2013
I'm still trying to find the connection between the city of Kingsport and Church Hill Middle School???
Just a thought

Jonesborough, TN

#4 Feb 15, 2013
Have you heard of Colonial Heights Middle School?
Bound By

Jonesborough, TN

#5 Mar 4, 2013
I guess it will be closed by the end of this school year.
Sean Carter

Knoxville, TN

#6 Mar 4, 2013
i'am hoping colonial heights middle school won't be shut down at end of school year
who_knows

Johnson City, TN

#7 Mar 4, 2013
I played ball at both schools back in the 80's. Hate to see either of them go! Sullivan Middle is really old...my Dad graduated from Sullivan when it was a High School!
Question

Jonesborough, TN

#8 Mar 5, 2013
The question is if you want to keep this school or others open are you willing to increase taxes in order to do so. When schools are old and need to be repaired or have low numbers they should be closed unless the public is willing to pay a higher tax. It is very simple you sit down and do the numbers and the schools that need to be closed or combined, that is what you do. Buggets need to be kept in check. The fact that Kingsport has taken in so much area in this county in the past fifteen years has helped make this problem of low numbers in several of these schools. Now is the time to do something to help correct these peoblems. I wonder how many students in this county attend Scott County schools in Virginia? Take a drive by Weber City, Shoemaker, GCMS and GCHS in the AM and PM and looks at all the Tn tags.
Reader

Jonesborough, TN

#9 Mar 6, 2013
How does the BOE member who said that the North-South merger know that the cost for transportation would be an extra $1.4 million? How did his wife come up with that estimate when transportation costs have not been bid out? On the surface he doesn't appear that he is looking at the whole picture with an open mind. It would appear that he has made up his mind (not my district) before all the facts are in.
Sean Carter

United States

#10 Mar 15, 2013
this dark day for alumni of colonial heights middle school,I am not happy with decision of sullivan county school board recommendation to close middle schools in sullvian south zone they awaken sleeping giant
Just A Thought

Jonesborough, TN

#11 Mar 15, 2013
This was not a school board recommendation but was a Superintent's recommendation. The Board must now act on this. The people in Clonial Heigths and Sullian South area need to get members on the Kingsport board and make them make some decisions because you are part of the city.
CH Mom

La Vergne, TN

#12 Mar 26, 2013
If they must do something I suggest making Miller Perry and Rock Springs K-8 . That was they don't have to be up rooted and leave South and North were they are.
Seriously

Jonesborough, TN

#13 Mar 26, 2013
Question wrote:
The question is if you want to keep this school or others open are you willing to increase taxes in order to do so.
The REAL question is why is this area of the state regressing, when other areas of the state are moving forward? Why aren't the procreating yuppies moving into this part of the state? Its not always about taxes, its also about population (i.e. spreading the tax load to a wider population). other parts of this state are more progressive, has a more robust economy, and have trouble fitting all the kids in.

This part of the state is regressive, coddling to retirees and others on fixed income (the able-bodied disabled). We were sold on the concept of low taxes to bring the jobs, but jackshit has been accomplished, and the procreating yuppies who would take those jobs are moving everywhere else but here. This area is in decline in terms of private payroll, it does not provide the enhanced wage standard to support the people who would fill the schools with new kids. This area is getting ex-Florida retirees moving in, people who are a financial drain on the system, and we are not attracting the people who fund the system.

This 'failure to deliver' by the low taxes crowd needs to be a part of the school closing debate.
Seriously

Jonesborough, TN

#14 Mar 26, 2013
And by the way, I'm in my mid 40s, and with the abandonment of pensions (employer-funded retirements going away), people are quick to tell me my retirement is suddenly my obligation to fund.

The problem is, that same argument should be applied to seniors re: their property taxes. Those costs, too, should be THEIR obligation to set aside enough money to pay their property taxes, rather than always looking for a break from property taxes at the ballot box. Can't afford it? I guess you gotta sell that home, buddy, and move into a retirement home.

If the self-obligation argument is going to apply to me, it should apply to today's retirees regarding their property tax obligations now.
Dodge Man

Jonesborough, TN

#15 Mar 26, 2013
Seriously wrote:
And by the way, I'm in my mid 40s, and with the abandonment of pensions (employer-funded retirements going away), people are quick to tell me my retirement is suddenly my obligation to fund.
The problem is, that same argument should be applied to seniors re: their property taxes. Those costs, too, should be THEIR obligation to set aside enough money to pay their property taxes, rather than always looking for a break from property taxes at the ballot box. Can't afford it? I guess you gotta sell that home, buddy, and move into a retirement home.
If the self-obligation argument is going to apply to me, it should apply to today's retirees regarding their property tax obligations now.
What happen to you? Did someone step on your toe or spill uour milk? Soounds to me like you are having a bad day at work.
Yennie needs to go

Kingsport, TN

#16 May 21, 2013
The south zone is now realizing what the north zone has been dealing with for years. We have TWO schools for our zone,
Yubal Jennie

Erwin, TN

#17 May 30, 2013
I resemble that remark.

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