School Board To Discuss Closure Of Carver/Century K-8 School Thursday

May 14, 2008 has learned that the Escambia County School Board will discuss the closure and consolidation of Carver/Century K-8 School Thursday morning.

“The superintendent will bring up a proposal to close and consolidate Carver/Century School at the meeting,” Board Member Claudia Brown-Curry told Wednesday afternoon. “I received an email that he would be bringing it up.”

“Century needs to be there at that meeting so they can hear what he has to say,” Brown-Curry said. The meeting is at 11:30 at the Hall Center in Pensacola. has confirmed with Assistant Superintendent Ronnie Arnold that the proposal will be discussed at the Thursday morning meeting. Arnold said that no vote would be taken at the meeting.

Carver/Century Principal Jeff Garthwaite told his faculty and staff of the meeting and proposal at a faculty meeting Wednesday afternoon.

“There was a wide range of emotions, from disbelief, to disenchantment, to strong emotions,” he said. “There were many tears in the crowd.” is working on this developing story. More details will be posted here on later today, and a complete story will be posted Thursday morning. We will also post a map and directions to the Hall Center for those who wish to attend the meeting.


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