Woodburn Elementary Has Been Abandoned And Written Off

NEGLECT UPON NEGLECT FOR THE AYP TEST PROFICIENT SCHOOL

If your children attend most any of the large elementary schools in Monongalia County, including Mountainview Elementary, one of the largest elementary schools in the entire state, you can apparently by law send them to Woodburn Elementary, because that little elementary school passed the AYP test whereas most all of the large elementary schools did not.

But think again about doing so, because Mon Schools seems to have given up on Woodburn Elementary:

The lawn hasn’t been cut in so long, they could now practically mow, rake, and bale it for hay.

And the children sit and wait for the buses forever, which seem to come later and later. Drive past the school an hour after it has “let out” for the day, and you may well see the students still there, waiting for a bus ride home. The students wait, and wait, and wait. And so do the teachers.

[UPDATE: AS IT HAPPENED, ON THIS DAY A BUS OF STUDENTS WAS NOT PICKED UP AT WOODBURN UNTIL AN HOUR AND A HALF AFTER SCHOOL “LET OUT.” SCHOOL AT WOODBURN LETS OUT AT 3:35. STUDENTS WERE NOT PICKED UP THIS DAY UNTIL AFTER 5:00.]

Is this what an AYP passing school deserves? Neglect upon neglect?

Way to go Mon Schools. Make sure you don’t get too much levy money, because then you might actually have to use it for the good.

And then there is the City of Morgantown.

Last year the City was asked by a parent to put a stop sign on the city road that Ts another city road where it cuts right through the Woodburn school campus. No luck.

A stop sign on a city road intersection by a city school? What sense would that make?

Re: AYP tests: in case you missed it from a previous post:

Monongalia County and neighboring Preston County combined have 30 public schools. In those two counties combined last year, the 6 smallest public schools passed the AYP tests. Only two other schools passed, which means that 22 of the larger schools failed.

The 6 smallest schools passed, 22 of the larger schools failed, 2 other schools passed.

Next year, Mon Schools intends to close two of those smallest passing schools to combine them into a larger school (Eastwood), against public will and best knowledge. It’s anti-educational, just as we have been saying for years now. And it’s otherwise stupid, lousy, and dangerously wrong.

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