Budget Concerns Mean School Will Close

One school in the east will be forced to close next year due to budget cuts.

Bridges Alternative school in Morehead City will soon shut down. The school is home to 26 at risk students and a dozen staff members.

When the school closes the students will return to their home campuses enjoying amenities they didn't have.

Interim superintendent Jeanne Huntley says moving the students will save the school system more than $300,000. That's because they'll use the building to house West Carteret students as that school is renovated -- eliminating the need for temporary trailers.

Huntley says the school system is currently under a hiring freeze, but when that lifts she says the staff at Bridges will be the first considered for open positions

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  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Mar 12, 2009 at 01:43 PM
    At this rate, there is going to be a need of staff outnumbering students. West Carteret High School, Watch out for the creeps.
  • by kathy on Mar 12, 2009 at 11:35 AM
    If these students are in an alternative school they are there for good reasons. Students are not sent to alternative schools for minor infractions, but rather for repeated bad behavior. Sending these students back to mainstream high school will cause many problems. Teachers will have to deal with behavior issues, possible fights, and further disruption in their classrooms. I work in a school system and know how just one or two students can totally disrupt an entire student body. Keep these alternative students in their own schools. They have already proved they can't deal with regular school and don't deserve to be back the mainstream students.
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Mar 12, 2009 at 10:59 AM
    I hope the liberals are proud of their education governor. Just like Obama, Beverly Perdue lied. That is change you can believe in.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Mar 12, 2009 at 07:11 AM
    Editor; Where is my post?
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Mar 12, 2009 at 06:23 AM
    Twelve staff to handle twenty four students. Not a bad ratio.
  • by Remember Location: Greenville on Mar 12, 2009 at 04:56 AM
    Just remember the governor is a democrat. Everyone seemed to want big government this past election. Now you got it. I can say is I'm to be a conservative. I just hope everyone wakes up before socialism is the norm.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 12, 2009 at 04:44 AM
    Hmmmm, wasn't it just last week that the Governor was taking money from the "EDUCATION LOTTERY" and depositing it into the 'General Fund'? Our current politicians are no better than the British were 250 years ago. They will continue their abusive practices and then wonder why anarchy has taken the place of law and order.
  • by Barbara Location: Beulaville NC on Mar 12, 2009 at 04:21 AM
    Thank you Governor Purdue.
  • by Wayne Location: Newport on Mar 11, 2009 at 05:45 PM
    Tell the new Gov, This is what happens when you take money allocated for the schools.

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