North Carolina portables crisis blamed on Weast
With Superintendent Jerry Weast nearly seven years on the job in Montgomery County, it's noteworthy to learn that he was blamed for a school overcrowding crisis at his previous place of employment.
Here's what the Washington Post reported in July, 1999, where Weast was superintendent of a school system in North Carolina:
"People blame Weast because the schools are so old and crowded that nearly 450 aging portable classrooms litter the parking lots. Northwest Guilford High School looks like a mobile home park. 'The science lab for my daughter was a rolling cart,' said parent Susan Bever, who now lives in Fairfax County.