Wallops Island man questions condition of school building

September 7, 2023
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Chincoteague Elementary School held its back-to-school open house at the end of August.  Parents were able to meet their children’s teachers and found them pumped up and ready for the return of their young charges.

Unfortunately the same can’t be said for the condition of the school building.  While the parents were attending the open house they had to navigate halls with trash cans scattered about to collect water falling from the ceiling, and found a number of classrooms that couldn’t be visited due to standing water on the floor.

Why are teachers and students returning to a building in this condition?  The school has been empty all summer.  Why weren’t these issues addressed during the summer recess?  Who do we, parents and taxpayers, hold accountable to prevent this from ever happening again?

This is clearly a failure on the part of school administration and also on the part of the School Board that should be holding them accountable.

Hertrich Chevy of Pocomoke Buy 3 Tires Get One Free

Remember this when you vote for new School Board members in November and elect conscientious candidates that will take responsibility to fix these problems.

James Stevens, Wallops Island

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