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Relocating because of the tornado

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Tonight's tornado-plagued school board meeting is finally done.

The board was meeting in closed session when the tornado warning was announced. The board members and other people still at Wake Forest Road relocated to the interior of the building — the first-floor offices of Growth and Planning.

Amid a crowd of parents and kids who had come for Spotlight on Students, the board reconvened the meeting. The board then passed the resolution calling on the state to let them have less than 180 days of school so that employees can use their furlough time.


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So, they want to vote for

So, they want to vote for less school days now.... and this is helping to educate our children how? U see folks... they are NOT in it for the children.

Get that through your heads. !!!!!!!!! They already passed 1/2s...use some of those hours for furlough. Now they are also taking more time away from our kids.

Yeah, ok....

Hmmmmm...I seem to remember

Hmmmmm...I seem to remember hearing of a perfectly timed building-clearing fire-alarm at a BoE meeting after Patti Head proposed MYR for LRMS; she spent the time outside *calling in favors* to convince the others to vote with her as soon as the meeting was to convene. Not even Patti Head has the connections to bring a tornado though. You need honesty and faith in God to accomplish that.

It will take a real miracle

It will take a real miracle to get WCPSS out of their man-made disaster called failed MYR. A real waste no one is willing to halt.

Predicted like a storm!

1st, glad all survived!

2nd, how predictable that in the midst of a disaster THIS school board, a school board made up of heartless thugs like Lori Millberg, Patti Head and Horse Tart, votes once again to shaft the children of their JUST DUE, EQUAL and LEGAL education!

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T. Keung Hui covers Wake schools.