Don't act like it's not something to worry about. I take being a parent quite seriously, whatever the issue is.
I agree with jdarg. We asked at the Board meeting to be allowed to be a part of a "task force" that includes parents to address this problem of shortage of elementary classrooms in South Walton and help come up with viable solutions that are in the best interest of this school age group of students. Our group of parents plans to be at the budget planning meetings in June and the October meeting that will review FTE counts. Through this process over the last few weeks, we have become more educated about the 5 year plan that is used to determine building projects for the district. We understand what both elementary schools are facing with their shortage of space. We have parents in our group that have ESE students, so we are well aware of the issues involving these sudents. We know what the problems are at ECMS and on the buses from personal experience. Our main goal is to protect our children and do whatever work is necessary to provide them with the best educational environment that is age appropriate. We are glad that the decision for the 2011-2012 school year was to make 5th grade at ECMS optional, like it is in Destin, which allows parents to choose the best educational environment for their child.
I'm not saying it's not something to worry about, but FTLOG put things in perspective. If this is the big issue of education in South Walton then I'd say we are doing extremely well.