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School sending wrong message to kids

By Robin Sandborg
Posted Wednesday, July 28, 2004

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After exhausted efforts with Mr. Mabe and the school board our child was evicted from his school for which he had attended from Pre-K to the third grade. We did the right thing to fill out the transfer waiver forms and even pleaded our case with the school board to keep our child at Perry Harrison School.

We are being penalized for doing the right thing while other children from other counties & districts are able to attend. This is not fair and we have learned that it is better to lie to get what you want than to tell the truth! The school board needs to be fair to all and evict every child that is not living at grandma's address 24/7. If we would have never filled out the papers our son would have already been enrolled at PHS because he was already assigned a teacher for the 4th grade.

The message is clear that the school board doesn't care about a child's emotional pain of being deserted and thrown out of their school. This school system will no longer get any support from us. I have no respect for Mr. Mabe's attitude. I am sorry that my child has to pay the price for our poor decision to try to improve our life buy moving into Chatham Forest.

I understand that schools are starting to explode with all the new neighborhoods going up, but to take an established student and deny him of his school family and friends is just pitiful. They don't care about my child and I don't care about them or any other child who is out of district. If my child is evicted so should everybody else!

Now I know why so many children living in Chatham Forest are home schooled. Take a look at all the results from the EOGs and school performance records. Looks pretty bleak for my childs future. If I could only afford to be a stay at home mom/teacher

You can't fight city hall ! So give up!

Thanks for listening

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