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Squawk of the Day - Feb. 2, 2013

"Instead of building that ugly school out on Gillionville Road they should have enlarged the one on Sylvester Road. Don’t even think about closing that school. Where is our commissioner for East Albany?"

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RedEric 1 year, 5 months ago

Downsizing is painful. This is a repeat of county school consolidation. Small towns felt they were losing their identity. In most cases it is better for the students. Lose your egos in this matter and do what is right.

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SMHgain 1 year, 5 months ago

Why is Magnolia Elementary not considered for closing but Sylvester Road Elementary is on the chopping block? Sylvester Road Elementary is in a neighborhood too, so that excuse seems pretty flimsy. Why Magnolia for re-purposing when it is one of the older schools and would probably have to have costly renovations?

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chinaberry25 1 year, 5 months ago

I thought Magnolia was on the chopping block? My concern is the teachers. They are already padded to the gills with students and if the middle school closes where are they going? But maybe it will be a good thing because I have heard a sub say the Do. Middle is like Iraq. Since the students are not made to behave there, then maybe they need to go to Radium and Albany Middle. It will be a cultural shock. I love Sylvester Road and this is my favorite elementary school in Albany. I do hate to see it closed. Why not close MLK. It is so far out and there is another school 1 mile down the road. Busing the kids for miles will not save money.

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Terry.Lewis 1 year, 5 months ago

Magnolia will become the system's Education Center, housing four different programs. This will allow Sylvandale School to be closed. Magnolia students will be divided up and sent to Alice Coachman, Live Oak or ML King., depending on what the new school zones look like.

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scooby62 1 year, 5 months ago

Then,they will be talking about the schools being overcrowded. We can't win!

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PatrickY2K 1 year, 5 months ago

There are so many empty classrooms in several elementary and middle schools that overcrowding will not be a problem. Let's rip off the bandaid and move forward!

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FlunkyMonkey 1 year, 5 months ago

AMEN I agree. Why were those two schools built so close together to start with?

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FlunkyMonkey 1 year, 5 months ago

I agree that downsizing is painful. But why the east side? Why downsize on the west side and bus east across the river? Why treat east side students like they are second class citizens?

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PatrickY2K 1 year, 5 months ago

Seriously? "Why the east side?" Because it isn't 1985 and Albany has moved west, either to northwest Albany or to Lee County.

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rightasrain 1 year, 5 months ago

We've just got a bunch of weenie whiners...if you don't like what the DoCo School Board does, then take your balls in hand and oppose them at election time, win and THEN do something instead of cry in your milk.

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bigbob 1 year, 5 months ago

What diference does it make, most kids in Albany seem to be home schooled. Most of them learn at home that they don't have to work or do anything & can live off the system. They are taught how to best cheat the system.

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FryarTuk 1 year, 5 months ago

Identify the population base, identify the best school facilities capable of handling increased enrolment and there you have answer. Eastside, westside, all around town. Make the decision and then consolidate. There is going to be fussing no matter what you do. But that is why you ran for the job to make a difference. Saddle up, Easlum.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 5 months ago

FT, you're just too sensible and reasonable.

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southgawreck 1 year, 5 months ago

Fryar, I think that's what the consultant was hired to do, right?

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tocar 1 year, 5 months ago

Why not send all of them home and let the parents be responsible for their children instead of the teachers having to babysit their heathens? Let the ones who are serious about learning attend school.

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