Musical Boats: The Pocahontas Board of Education went through a rather elaborate ritual of making a decision to move the fifth grade students back to their original schools. This would place them in direct proximity to the next flood because MES is located directly in the floodplain. In fact, MES has suffered repeatedly from flood after flood.
They finally decided at a recent meeting to do so. BUT BEHIND THE SCENES certain persons were working to move the board office OUT OF THE FLOODPLAIN. We discovered in a recent out-of-county news article that the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation has been asked to donate the Edray industrial site with its brand new building to the school board. This would let the superintendent and the officials in the board office be completely out of the floodplain. How convenient!
Not only were they planning while making this decision about moving the 5th grade but they were planning to get themselves out of danger. Thank goodness, the school board, wasn't piloting the Titanic. You will recent that the captain of the ferry which sank a few days ago drowning hundreds SOMEHOW SURVIVED. Well you can't accuse your school board of not thinking about themselves.
Then to add to the hypocrisy, the County Commissioner who is negotiating for the Edray Facility is none other than Bill Beard, husband of a school board employee. How convenient!!
Then we must remember that the school board is contemplating a levy to raise our taxes. Do they want us to finance their plans to move the kids back to MES?? Look at this article from the Pocahontas Times!