I'm appalled at the disregard for children in condemning the Fleming Road land for the middle school. Litigation will take years, never mind time to build.
Bonnie Wright, Jim Arends and I formed Parents Dedicated to Quality Education. We presented 1215 Pleasant Ridge Road to Phyllis Gibbs, Linda Shaw, Mary Rakestraw, Judy Frohnaple and Rodney Battles. We personally invited school officials Mike Priddy, Susan Mendenhall and Peggy Abernathy to attend. They declined. All attending agree this location is ideal for a middle school. This land costs $1.55 million, just above the amount already approved for Fleming Road, has no litigation expense and requires less topographical corrections. This property was presented to the Board of Education on several occasions previously and was dismissed due to ``not having water and sewer.' Recently, we obtained written confirmation from the city of Greensboro that water lines are there, and water and sewer are coming. Mike Priddy stated this property is not the ``right location.' He was asked to elaborate, but has not as of yet.School board members should take responsibility for their job and think of our children. The county commissioners have already allowed money for this. The Board of Education has a responsibility to consider properties which do not have complications like Fleming Road. Do they have a problem with doing the job? We have already done some of it for them.\ Betsy Lamb\ Greensboro