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Letter: Do the right thing, build new at Knox Middle

I am also disappointed in the current plans to add on to an already dilapidated building at Knox Middle School, with two new stories.

This is another band-aid, causing many students to be farmed out to other areas of the county away from their present teachers.  Teachers, teams and students have spent the last year or more, developing specific plans for their population to meet the expectations of the school system.

I have lived in Rowan county for over 40 years. Almost every year Knox was the top priority on the list of the school board’s recommendation for replacement. Every year, that priority was pushed down below for other pet projects.

It is time to build a whole new Knox. I believe the process brought forth by others to leave Knox and Overton students where they are as long as possible while building anew is the best solution. Please take heed.

Why add new to old, continue energy loss in the old part and scatter students and teachers here and there?

I do not have a personal bone in this fight. I have never had children attend either school.

I even taught in another part of the county for which I could champion instead of this.  But I have continued to see over 40 years the inequity imposed here.

School board, please do the right thing. You have put this off long enough.

— Julie Cline

Salisbury

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