School board wants security cameras at CHS

According to Charlottesville City School staff, violence in our schools is "the worst it's ever been" the Daily Progress reports. The comment was a refrain at last night’s meeting of the Charlottesville School Board’s new task force on violence. In reponse, the board voted to spend $70,000 to install 40 security cameras in Charlottesville High School. The task force also recommended that the Alternative Education Program, which is currently a half-day program, be changed to a full-day program so students aren’t left with so much free time. Parents at the meeting also wanted the board to investigate mistreatment of students by school staff. One parent said a school staff member had "used a racial slur toward her young son and said he would never amount to anything," according to the DP.

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From what I have seen and heard, violence in the schools is the worst it's ever been. They better be considering video cameras in Buford/Walker as well. Lack of funds is no excuse. The city can build a large pregnant catepillar looking monstrosity down on the mall to entertain those who want to dance and drink beer on Fridays, but the safety of our children takes a back seat to projects like this. /Steve

quote: " Parents at the meeting also wanted the board to investigate mistreatment of students by school staff. One parent said a school staff member had ââ?¬Å?used a racial slur toward her young son and said he would never amount to anything,” according to the DP."

If this is true and can be proven, the staff member should be identifed and terminated immediately. /Steve