Edgecombe superintendent slams schools split

The Watch Dog response: This is just ignant! This is racist mentality from a Nash County Commissioner who brought this mess to the table.

TARBORO — Edgecombe County Public Schools Superintendent John Farrelly is not happy about the prospects of a county line split of schools in Nash and Edgecombe counties, a move that would bring roughly 2,000 more students into the Edgecombe fold.

“We have been talking about this issue off and on for about two years,” Farrelly said, “and I have yet to see a report about the impact a potential split would have on kids or their education,” Farrelly told members of the Edgecombe County Board of Education at Monday’s school board meeting.

Farrelly said he approaches the idea with “great trepidation,” even though some people in favor of the plan to split the system keep mentioning the roughly $10 million in additional funding Edgecombe County Public Schools would receive if 2,000 more students were added to the system. (Source: Read more)


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