Bear Grass Fails In Charter School Bid

People hoping to turn Bear Grass School into a charter school lost their bid Thursday.

The State Board of Education placed the proposal from Bear Grass number four, losing out to become one of three new charter schools in the state.

Phil Hodges with the Bear Grass Educational Foundation says they are not giving up, and the group is now trying to figure out it's next move.

Martin County's school board last year voted to close the school and merge it with another high school in the county. Bear Grass will remain open for the upcoming school year.


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  • by Cornholio Location: Parmele on Aug 7, 2010 at 11:52 AM
    "Data Dunce", learn to spell, or talk, or write, or compose a sentence, or form a logical thought before expressing yourself or whatever your problem is. Your posts are so erratic, spelling so bad, composition so poor that it is hard for us to figure out what your problem really is, to the bone ignorance, lack of education or just spelling and composition shortcomings. Maybe you are just a blatherer.
  • by Cornholio Location: Parmele on Aug 7, 2010 at 11:41 AM
    "Mike" lying is a sin and talking about things you really don't know anything about, just making it up to try and support an opinion that you have already formed is the same thing as a lie. Close the hole, get some information on the subject, then express yourself. You will end up saying nothing because the facts will point in a different direction than your very pro-Williamton opinion.
  • by Mike Rowe Location: not bear grass on Feb 21, 2010 at 07:16 PM
    So bear grass got that award for being one of the best schools in the country? Bravo, but what you failed to mention is that there are awards given out for all size schools, and your only competition is in your size school. Its not tough to compete with Professor Xavier's school for the gifted, and that one kid in North Dakota that is home schooled. Nothing against any of these schools but it is what it is.
  • by Justme Location: Williamston on Feb 1, 2010 at 01:02 PM
    I agree 100% with the post by the poster named (me2). Every single one of them are CROOKED!!!
  • by Data Man on Jan 8, 2010 at 07:16 AM
    Looks like Bear Grass parents will finally see seperate but equal go away. Welcome to intergration.
  • by TO: me2 Location: nc on Jan 7, 2010 at 12:32 PM
    North Carolina school district superintendents are appointed and hired by the local school boards. No local districts vote on the superintendent. Most boards ask for public input but NC law does not require votes. The general assembly assigns the duty of hiring a superintendent to the local Board of Education. The only voting process is for the State superintendent and that only happened a few years ago. Up until then, the State Superintendent was appointed by the Governor.
  • by me2 Location: nc on Jan 7, 2010 at 06:50 AM
    I agree change should happen...but if the commissioners in Martin County would do things HONESTLY,the schools wouldn't be in such foul shape.Martin County schools are hazardous to the children and the faculty there,but do you think the commissioners care??? NO.All they care about is MONEY..It's all about who has the most money as a person.O think they should all be fired and the citizens should elect people that are honest. I understand that Dr Daily is retiring...ok will the tax payers get to vote on the person that replaces him or will the LOVELY board members make the decision? It's all CROOKED .and so are the people.
  • by To Me Location: nc on Jan 6, 2010 at 08:29 AM
    Just an FYI, Williamston and Roanoke have also received these awards too. In fact, Roanoke was the first school in the county to receive this award! Add that to the public interest story.
  • by me Location: nc on Dec 29, 2009 at 09:58 AM
    WITN I was wondering if you were aware that Bear Grass High School was recently voted one of the best schools in the country??? This isn't the first time this honor has been given to them. It's amazing how they (the Board of education) want to close this school down...even though it's been given this honor more than once...I think this would make a great public interest story...
  • by Ralph Location: Williamston on Nov 14, 2009 at 02:01 PM
    I have read alot of comments on this issue;however I can!t understand why people are fighting like dogs and cats.Change is going to happen like it or not. I am in no way leaning either way however I think the best way to take care of this ongoing issue is to come up with a way to put a school in the middle of the county.Look at all the other counties around you .Most poor countys have 1 H.S.I think. However if it came down to it I think Bear Grass would be much better off going to Williamston instead of Roanoke. Hey the school is only 5 miles from Williamston.I hope you people get it right whatever happens.
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