More upset parents
Parents concerned about the possible closure of San Jose Elementary School in Dunedin have launched a web site and a petition drive to "send a message to the Pinellas School Board" that they're not going to let the school go without a fight.
Using the tag line, "School closings are bad government," Citizens for Schools is urging all public school parents - not just those whose children attend schools mentioned for possible closure - to write to their local, state and federal officials to protest any school being shut down.
They've also enlisted the aid of Dunedin city commissioners, who have scheduled a meeting with superintendent Clayton Wilcox.
"This place is our kids' future," said Heather Bates, a member of Citizens for Schools, whose son will be in first grade at San Jose. "But it's not just about our school. It's about all schools in danger of being closed."
- Donna Winchester, Pinellas education reporter