Parents Say 'Yes' to Close Millville--Move to MKL

School board members are going over input from three workshops this week, on their budget cutting proposal.

Thursday night, parents and teachers filled the cafeteria at Margaret K. Lewis School for students with disabilities. The current proposal would close Millville elementary school and turn-over the facility to MKL.

The special needs schools current facility is an old two story building, which makes it difficult for students in wheelchairs to move around.

So most parents and teachers are in-favor of the move.

"For just some very simple reasons," said Parent, Tim Buck. "Well, a bigger library that they can access & use, that they will have a place where they can go out & be all together. We're not having to go up & down stairs & up and down elevators all the time."

"Special needs children need lots of things," said Parent, Kim Striplin, "They need lots of room, they need lots of places to go and grow and play, and grow up to be the best they can be."

The board will vote on the proposal on February 18th.

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  • by David Location: PCB on May 19, 2011 at 02:37 PM
    Were these just parents with kids at MKL or did it include parents with kids at Milville and other schools ? That would makwe a difference in the responses.
  • by Laura Location: Panama City on Jan 30, 2009 at 08:24 AM
    I'm not trying to sound mean, but, there are many MKL parents that see MKL as a free babysitter. There are some MKL students that honestly don't need to be in school. I worked with a MKL student for 5 years and saw many students that were almost comatose. I don't think it's fair to move the Millville students to other schools just for the MKL kids. Since Shaw will be closing, why not let MKL have that facility? I now regret voting for Husfelt.
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