Parents aired objections Monday to a school system plan to erect three portable classrooms outside 4-year-old Arcola Elementary School in Wheaton. Many parents — angered because they said the school never consulted them before launching the project — said they worry the portables could jeopardize children’s safety, damage the landscape, and lower the quality of instruction. (...) In 2008, construction of Arcola — one of the county’s largest elementary schools — helped mitigate existing issues with crowding. “We were assured the school would be an adequate size for years to come,” Greene said. “And now they want to keep adding more [portables].” (...)To read the whole Gazette article, click HERE. To see photos of Arcola Elementary storm damage and portable preparation, CLICK HERE.
Friday, July 20, 2012
School system plans 3 more portables for Arcola Elementary - Community angered about chosen solution to MCPS crowding - Gazette, July 17, 2012 by Alissa Gulin, Special To The Gazette
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