Proposed changes for Reidland schools met with criticism from parents


Web Editor - Nick Miller

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky.  -- McCracken County High School students are settled in to their new facility, but over the next two years, the district is still looking how to best utilize its remaining buildings.

With some in bad repair, that could mean more consolidation, crowded schools, or even 3rd through 5th graders in the same building.

Those options were presented to parents in the Reidland area tonight. The district says both the old middle school and high school buildings are in need of renovations, but low enrollment and funding make it unlikely to happen. They could use parts of each building, or possibly combine students from 3rd through 8th grade in one building.

Many parents disliked each of the proposed options.

"What's best for my child? Academically, developmentally, self esteem, personality development? I mean, we're at a crucial time with our elementary and middle school," parent Vonda Wright said.

Another issue discussed was potentially closing Farley Elementary School all together. Those students would go to other nearby schools.

The Long Term Facilities Committee will send a recommendation to the Kentucky School Boards Association next week and will have the decision to approve, deny, or modify the proposed changes.