Tag: staunton public schools

Why consolidate now?

Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   I applaud the Staunton Public School system and the Staunton community for the orderly process that surrounded the move to consolidate its four elementary schools into three to help meet a projected big budget shortfall for the upcoming 2010-2011 school system. The puzzled look on my face as I […]


Just rearrange the deck chairs

Why are our local school systems going to a job fair when they’re cutting jobs?   Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net    It seems counterintuitive at first glance – to have a job fair to recruit potential new employees when the economic reality that you’re facing has you considering deep and painful cuts to staff. […]