Exhibits: Plan 1 is Presented and the Public Reacts
Showtime! On September 8, 2008 the Administration and consultant Ross Haber officially present Plan 1 to the full School Board in a public meeting:
Part of this meeting was transcribed:
The Public was given thier first opportunity to speak, sharing their views on the plan on September 11. The reaction was swift, with diversity and race being raised as a concern immediately. Part of the meeting, in which Dr. McGinley responds to a resident raising this concern, is transcribed here:
A resident in the Penn Wynne Elementary Zone also immediately pointed out the issue of race as being problematic in an exchange with David Ebby:
Parent groups started forming on the Internet as well. Most notably, the public web group Penn Wynne Parents got organized, with one of their key objections being to the division of South Ardmore to promote 'diversity' - both the morality and the legality of that decision.
Next up: Discussions, meetings, and 180's.