A foggy morning view of the sky merging with the mountains and then the farm plopped right there in the middle of some gorgeous countryside ~ taken from where I park each morning at Rockbridge Middle School, and today it was 7:00 a.m. when I shot them. SOOC.
A Really Close View
The school board is closing our wonderful rural school at the end of the 2013 school year and merging us with the other Rockbridge County middle school located in the city of Lexington. It is very sad, and we - the teachers, the parents, and the children are not happy campers - we’ve lost a battle which we all fought with all we had in us these last 3 years.. The final votes were cast just a week ago, and it is done deal. It is interesting the tthere is no money for anything these days with services being cut here, there, and everywhere, but still the county can mysteriously spend millions of dollars they really don’t have to remodel and add on to an old school in town built in the early 60’s when our could continue to function just fine. Another wonderful piece of our area’s educational history will bite the dust. Just last year a near-by rural elementary school was closed after spending megabucks to totally remodel it just a few years earlier. It now sits empty, and we are still making the payments on it. What is the school board and the county board of supervisors thinking? It just doesn't make any sense. I am glad I am 72, and will not be making the big, unwanted move. One more year, and I will FINALLY retire for real...that is if I actually make it that long.