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School, parents, others voice concerns over comments

By BROOKE J. WOOD

brooke@www.southwesttimes.com

Pulaski County supervisors chair Andy McCready’s comments in a recent Southwest Times article – in which he offered possible solutions to the county’s two outdated middle schools – have drawn a long second look and raised eyebrows from the school system, parents and others in the county.

Meetings already scheduled at the schools the evening of the day the article ran, turned into a discussion about what appeared to many to be a way to avoid building a new middle school – or, at the very least, a threat to block voters from deciding in a bond referendum.

“I believe that the school board has done their due diligence in seeking options to address the middle school issue,” school board member Dr. Paige Cash said Friday. “We have researched and discussed it enough, and it’s time to vote. The final decision should rest with the citizens.”

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