Early College High School could move to old CHS

Nov 18, 2020 at 07:00 am by Dale-RB

Washington County Early College High School (WCECHS) may relocate from its current Roper site to the former Creswell High School as soon as January.

Two WCECHS teachers urged school board member last week to keep the school at its present location, while response to the potential was mixed in a community meeting later in the week.

In remarks to directors Tuesday, November 10, teachers Charlene Evans and Donna Whitfield pointed to several reasons not to relocate WCECHS to a facility that’s situated 18 minutes further east.

The two teachers said preparing the Creswell facility for relocation poses a “huge expense” for the county, transportation costs will increase and that some current WCECHS students may opt to return to the high school in Plymouth or transfer to NERSBA (Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience) or Bear Grass Charter School because of transportation complications.

Enrollment figures for WCECHS show 64 percent of its 77 students live in Plymouth and 26 percent reside in Roper. For those students, transportation to Creswell would be more time-consuming...

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