Monday, May 15, 2006

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.