Students Committing Sex Crimes–PORNO Arrests Forthcoming??? CCS School Board Meetings and Workshops What The School Board Does NOT Do!!!

Report and evaluation by: Robert A. Williams

Editor’s Note: Folks, if you have children in school who have cell phones, a school computer or both you had better read every word of this article. Your time of not paying attention is over. If your child gets arrested for misuse of the cell phone you provided or the computer the schools provided, YOU will be arrested too. NOT the schools. Want to know why? Read on, Pay Attention, run for the school board and vote. The jail time you avoid may very well be your child’s or your own!!! And you might learn something along the way.

Also, there are lots of video links and attachments to this article that show proof of what the article describes. Readers may find it helpful to read through this article, then go back, click on the links, read them and then re-read this article. These are YOUR children going to school at CCS and you may find that YOU are criminally responsible for any discipline and supervision that YOU did not provide to your children. Folks, this is serious business and only you can do anything about it.

First, the workshops:

The Cleveland County School Board of Education has recently conducted several lengthy workshop sessions, the most recent being a four hour marathon held on February 23, 2015. This entire workshop was video taped by CCS:

If you watch the video you will be pretty much wasting your time. The only thing the video will prove is this article is true.

During these workshops lots of things were discussed. But what was telling about these workshops was what was NOT discussed and where NOTHING is being done. Just think about all the recent scandals coming out of our schools. You would think resolving these problems would be a hot topic at school board meetings and workshops. If you thought the CCS Board is doing anything about these scandals, you are wrong! I will start by identifying one of newest scandals in the making and going from there.

North Shelby School–History, Purpose and New Construction Timeline.
(Fact Check: Information per CCS website and CCS Video)
Northside (North Shelby) School was constructed at 1205 Northside Drive in 1965 at a cost of $189,267. It operated as a black elementary school from 1966 to 1971, and became a Title I kindergarten from 1971 to 1975. It became the Children’s Center for the special needs in 1975. The buildings are 50 years old. For comparison, Burns and Crest High Schools opened in 1968 making those buildings almost 50 years old.

North Shelby is a special purpose public school located in Shelby, North Carolina. North Shelby provides services to students in Cleveland County Schools between the ages of three and twenty-one who have significant intellectual disabilities and who have been placed at North Shelby by the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team at their home school.

The normalization principle– “the use of means which are culturally normative as possible”– is the basis for all student-related activities at North Shelby. Students participate in a wide-range of age-appropriate activities that provide opportunities for social and developmental growth. Some of these activities include therapeutic horseback riding, swimming, dances, yearbook staff, special music groups, sports, and field trips. Students also have multiple opportunities for interaction with age-appropriate, normal-needs peers both on and off campus.

Superintendent Fisher supplemented CCS Website information regarding North Shelby students with a description of the “Least Required Environment” (LRE) that has been court ordered to be used in the education of “special needs” children. Special needs by law are evaluated such that the lesser needs are handled in the regular schools. There were about ten levels of increasing needs that would be handled in “regular” schools before the child’s needs were sufficiently high that placement in North Shelby School was required.

This set off a short round of question to Dr. Fisher from the Board members regarding how North Shelby compared with such schools in other counties in North Carolina. Dr. Fisher replied that there were not enough other such schools in North Carolina to compare to and that most other NC school systems were getting totally away from schools such as North Shelby. Fisher also stated that more than 9 percent of students with special needs go to North Shelby, which is more than 7 percent higher than the state average. Board member Roger Harris opined that perhaps parents of special needs children were actually moving into Cleveland County so their special needs child could attend North Shelby, much like the pitch some members of the Cleveland County Economic Development Team and county commissioners might make. Dr. Fisher did not confirm that this was the case.

Then Dr. Fisher passed around a timeline for building a new school for North Shelby School and three Board members, Danny Blanton, Jack Hamrick and Jerry Hoyle, volunteered to serve on the Architect review team for the new construction.

Folks, have you put together the pieces of this puzzle yet? From the text bolded above, Cleveland County has 9% mentally disabled special needs students while the rest of North Carolina has only 2% on average. Not a single Board member asked the totally obvious question. WHY??? are our “disability rates” 4 and a half times greater than the NC average? Also, Not s single Board member asked the second obvious question, WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT THIS???

The answer to WHY? is moot because the question is not even being asked by the CCS Board or any other county leadership person. The answer to What are we doing about this? is this–NOTHING!!! Apparently not a single School Board member had either of these questions even cross their minds. All the School Board wants to do is spend over $10 million building a new school instead of trying to figure out why we have so many more children than the state average with mental disabilities and special needs. If these disabilities and special needs were considered on medical terms, the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta would declare Cleveland County to be epicenter of an epidemic. But here the School Board sits twiddling their thumbs, falling all over themselves trying to spend over $10 million for a new school that most other NC school districts do not need or want in the first place.

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