Letter: Race not factor in Faith school opposition

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 21, 2019

My letter is in response to DeeDee Wright’s letter published Tuesday (“Is another reason behind Faith closure opposition”).

I was wondering how long it would take before someone would throw race into the mix.

The school board has said that all Faith students will be sent to Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Elementary. The parents of Faith students do not mind the name of the school or that it is named after an African-American. They care about students being moved from a B-grade school into a school with an F rating.

I also don’t think it is fair that 244 Koontz students will be spread throughout several different schools in the county. If the school board cares so much about the students, why aren’t they more concerned about the F-rated education provided to the students of Koontz instead of focusing on bringing in students to improve that rating. Could it be that “other” reason is that school funding is tied to ratings? Just something to think about.

— Vicki Fink