The Watch Dog response: What the hell? Fred Belfield this black man pushing the Robbie Davis agenda to split the schools that will affect who, black children. What is the real deal behind this? Where is the bond referendum money, so how will that benefit Edgecombe County? So they took the money and built Rocky Mount Senior High and now they will give Edgecombe County debt like we are dumb. Well I hope if this mess passes in the General Assembly that we wake up and protest spending money on the Nash County side of Rocky Mount. This is just my ignant opinion.
The Nash County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Friday to move forward with a split of Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools along county lines.
The nonpartisan decision came at the end of a meeting of the board to discuss the results of a school funding committee meeting earlier in the day. The committee — comprised of members of the Nash board, the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners and the Rocky Mount City Council — met at the Carolinas Gateway Partnership in an effort to stave off a possible split of the school district. The talks were a failure.
“I put the best proposal forward that I could and it failed. It’s time to stop talking and get results,” Nash County board Chairman Fred Belfield said at the conclusion of the Nash meeting.
The board agreed Belfield and Commissioner Robbie Davis would meet with N.C. Rep. Jeff Collins, R-Nash, over the weekend. Belfield will turn over his proposal to see whether any of its language can be added to the 20-plus page bill Collins has drafted to split the school district.
N.C. Sen. Angela Bryant, D-Nash, said she will fight the bill. The N.C. General Assembly begins its short session Monday. (Rocky Mount Telegram)