Friday 16 Nov 2018

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Council Not Ready To Support Carver Heights Resolution

The fight continues to keep Carver Heights Elementary School under county control.

Due to its low performance grades, the Goldsboro school is currently being considered for transfer into the Innovative School District.

 

This week, the Goldsboro City Council was asked to approve a resolution supporting the efforts of Wayne County Public Schools to keep Carver Heights under local control.

However, council member Bevan Foster wasn’t ready to sign off on the resolution until he heard from the superintendent.

Foster says he’s concerned local control might continue allowing the school to fail.

Council member Mark Stevens said he also has strong questions for the school superintendent.

On Monday, the Goldsboro City Council decided to table the resolution for now.

The council hopes to meet with Wayne County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Dunsmore to learn more about the turnaround efforts at Carver Heights Elementary School.

 

Meanwhile, Wayne County Public Schools has sent an official letter to the state protesting the potential takeover of Carver Heights Elementary School. In the letter, the school district argues:

  • The selection process has not been consistent with statutory requirements and lacked transparency and fidelity
  • WCPS has not been afforded any opportunity to refute the findings that allegedly support its inclusion in the ISD
  • WCPS has in place a number of strategic plans to address the performance issues at Carver Heights
  • WCPS has successfully turned around schools in the district and believes it can best address the issues at Carver Heights, while the ISD has no proven track record and no connection to the community

The letter was sent to Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and members of the N.C. State Board of Education.

Click the link below to view the full letter.

WCPS Letter to the N.C. Board of Education regarding the future of Carver Heights Elementary School

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