The Cobb County Board of Education will meet Wednesday to decide the fate of the Harrison project.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
A new ninth-grade center at Harrison High School that was shot down in March will face a revote during the Cobb County Board of Education's Wednesday morning meeting. The Harrison PTSA and school leadership have rallied the community to lobby for a different outcome regarding the $14.5 million Harrison construction project that would include the ninth-grade academy. The revote comes on the heels of a town-hall meeting with board member Alison Bartlett, who faced her new constituents at Harrison Saturday and defended her decision to vote against the project. Bartlett explained her position to about 100 attendees, saying she was perhaps the most fiscally conservative of the board’s seven members, reported the Marietta Daily Journal. She also…
Mike Sansone of Kennesaw says that for the Hoyas, the need for a 9th grade center isn't a matter of feeling entitled.
Monday, May 7, 2012
The following letter to the editor was submitted by Mike Sansone of Kennesaw. To voice your opinions on the issues, e-mail our editor at firstname.lastname@example.org, or become a blogger on Patch. Cobb County School Board member Alison Bartlett held a town hall at Harrison High School this past Saturday night. In an attempt to defend her opposition to the 9th Grade Center as well as voter approved SPLOST 3 projects, Mrs. Bartlett made herself available to the Harrison High School “Hoyas.” Principal Griggers moderated, and as usual for all Mrs. Bartlett Town Halls, questions were submitted on note cards, and verbal questions were not permitted. Principal Griggers received the questions, and asked them aloud for Mrs. Bartlett to answer. At the …