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Posted: January 27, 2012 12:00 a.m.

What's the deal with graduation?

To the editor: 

Last year I brought up the fact that the church where the class of 2011 graduation was going to held was being foreclosed on. Some in the school administration and a few of the school board members were upset that I questioned them, but some of the board members were very gracious. My intent was to make sure that the class of 2011 graduation is not ruined. I am concerned about the 2012 graduations because I have a senior that is going to graduate this year and I want the best for her and all her classmates.

Over the last couple of weeks I have asked a few school staff and a few in the board office what were the plans for graduation. I learned they have not made a decision on a site but have on the dates. The problem is they still want to have it where they had it last year and another church is in the process of buying that site. 

I am concerned that there is not a plan B or C. There seems to be a lack leadership in this matter. Some responses have been rude and unprofessional. This led me to some harsh emails that in hindsight I wish I could reword. It is time for the board and the superintendent to give the class of 2012 the best graduation possible and clear plans on graduation in the next couple of days.

Over the past 13 years we have met some great teachers, staff and bus drivers. Of course you have a few in a system as big as NCSS you question if teaching is what they should be doing. For the most part, 95 percent of the teachers and staff we have met have been great. 

I leave the board with this one last question. Many of the members of the class of 2012 will join the U.S. military this year and put their lives on the line for board’s and my freedom. Don’t you think they should be asked what they want? After all it is their day.

May God bless the class of 2012.

M. G. Harrah

Covington

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