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School Issues continue to plague Colonial Beach Town Council

Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

The Colonial Beach Concerned Citizens (CBCC) group had a multitude of questions for the town council at the regular July meeting. Questions from whether or not there was a contract with the school for the system to pay back the $1 million bond to whether it would be cheaper to consolidate the town’s system with Westmoreland County were entertained.

There was another wall to wall crowd at the Town Council meeting.

There was another wall to wall crowd at the Town Council meeting.

Many of the groups’ questions had been answered over the past few months at council meetings and in the press. Other questions such as where the school system spends their money and how many students go on to higher education, the military, or vocational programs should have been addressed to the school board as the town council does not keep those statistics.

Following the public opinion portion, council member Gary Seeber said that this was not the first group of this kind, that half the questions had been answered and that they needed to have (school board) representatives here (at meetings) all the time. Council member Wanda Goforth asked that school questions be addressed to the school board.

With the elementary relocation running behind due to TC taking much longer than anticipated to act, questions about the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the council and school board were also brought up. Mayor Mike Ham stated that they were going to redraft the MOU to fit the current situation.