Thank You

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Knightdale 100 would like to thank the following for their eye-opening insight on the state of education at Knightdale High, and Knightdale schools in general:

Wake Ed Partnership for giving our community a concise and objective report on the current data for Knightdale High School. The data was cross-referenced and presented so that we citizens could clearly see how our high school compares to ALL high schools in Wake County. The data will soon be posted on for any citizen that is interested in the presentation. Wake Ed Partnership is a non-partisan group dedicated to world class schools for ALL of Wake County. Their interest in presenting in East Wake was due to our request for their presence. We deeply appreciate that Dr. Ann Denlinger and Tim Simmons (President and VP of Communications for Wake Ed Partnership) shared their expertise with over 60 Knightdale parents and active citizens that want to learn more! The forum was organized by Knightdale 100 a new grassroots advocacy group for Knightdale's schools.

Our group invited School Board Member Chris Malone to attend, but he was unable - although he assured us he would be present for a future forum.  In his absence WE ARE GRATEFUL that County Commissioner Joe Bryan did find the time to hear this important data and continues to take an interest in equitable use of Wake County's tax dollars.

We must also thank Knightdale High School Principal, Ms. Carla Jernigan's willingness to attend and field many difficult questions. Her commitment to KHS success is clear and an inspiration. This forum was not an attack...this is an important community effort to collaborate with decision-makers and improve Knightdale's schools!

We most of all thank all of the parents, community leaders, and other Knightdale education advocates who take great interest in the education in our children here in Knightdale.  As we continue along, we all will find that we all need to do our part to make Knightdale schools the first and best choice for our children.



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