THREE YEARS ON, WAJR STILL HAS NO CLUE WHERE EASTWOOD ELEMENTARY IS LOCATED IN RELATION TO THE MILEGROUND ROUNDABOUT
This morning, WAJR broadcast incorrect information about the distance between the forthcoming Mileground roundabout and the location of the new Eastwood Elementary. The roundabout will not be “a few hundred yards from Eastwood Elementary.” See the WV Division of Highways (DOH) map section below.
Eastwood Principal DeAnn Hartshorn recently announced on behalf of Mon Schools that the first day of class for students at Eastwood Elementary is scheduled to be April 3rd – a mere seven weeks before the last day of school this year. This is a very risky and stupid plan in the teeth of the ongoing major highways construction. (Meanwhile, Mon Schools is planning to begin moving in school materials in March.)
Principal Hartshorn announced that Eastwood Elementary school times will begin and end 45 minutes earlier than the current schedule at Woodburn Elementary: “Doors will open to students at 8:00” right in the middle of rush hour “with an Instructional Time of 8:15-2:50 dismissal time” at one of the afternoon peaks of rush hour. Additionally: “Kidematics, a before and after school care program, will be available.”
Hopefully WAJR will not announce that school start time will be 8 pm and school release time will be 2:50 am, though going with such a middle of the night schedule would probably be safer and more convenient for everyone involved rather than proceeding with Mon Schools’ idiotic and dangerous plan, which is not fit to see the light of day.