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WE ARE CULLY! SAY NO TO THE REZONE!

WE ARE CULLY! SAY NO TO THE REZONE!

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Opened on February 05, 2018
 

We are a group of neighbors and residents of the Maury County, Tennessee community expressing opposition to the proposed school rezoning plan prepared by a task force of citizens which was commissioned by the Maury County School Board. We object to Maury County School board’s plan to devastate the close-knit, rural community of Culleoka by removing 200 students and rezoning them to Mount Pleasant, TN. Many of these families have historically attended Culleoka School, and have invested in Culleoka School by giving time to classroom activity, sports, clubs and organizations, fund raising, building soccer fields, baseball fields, softball fields, running water lines for irrigation, and are viable members of our school and community. We believe that any such rezoning will cause hardship and stress to children and families and will cause children to be on buses for a much greater distance over country roads in unsafe conditions in an area with no cell phone service in the event of emergency. We believe the task force failed to take into account the lack of adequate infrastructure and safety of roadways between Culleoka and Mount Pleasant. We believe other areas of the county could be rezoned to Mount Pleasant making much more sense logistically and financially, will provide safer conditions for students, and will be a better choice due to time and length of travel. We believe the current rezone proposal to remove students from Culleoka School and bus them to Mount Pleasant is a poor choice. We believe that removing 200 students from Culleoka School will have a negative impact on the overall education received by students remaining at Culleoka School since Honors and Advance Placement courses were withheld from our students for many years due to the small student population in the school. We believe that many of these classes will no longer be offered due to small class size, as was the reason previously given by The Maury County Director of Schools and Maury County School Board Members when these courses were requested years ago. Whereas the State of Tennessee has provided statistical documentation stating that Culleoka School population increased by only 71 students over the past five years, we believe that growth at this rate should be anticipated by The Maury County School Board and the community of Culleoka should not be held hostage to poor government planning. All areas of the county should be provided equal opportunities in education within a reasonable distance of their place of residence. If Culleoka is growing, it is because the community is doing something right and should not be punished, but should be embraced. Whereas we believe the rezoning proposal will be devastating to our community, students, and families, we oppose any rezoning options that will remove students from Culleoka and ask Maury County School Board to request funds to add classrooms to Culleoka School to serve the community now and into the future.

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