Hundreds of parents, teachers, and community members packed a Cobb County school board meeting this Thursday, urging representatives to repair a plethora of problems at local schools, MDJ reports.
Although the school board told parents that little could be done until SPLOST IV-approved money begins coming in next year, several parents from Brumby Elementary, Mountain View Elementary, and Leland Elementary, arrived in school colors to complain about a series of problems each school is facing, such as leaks, mold, torn carpeting, and broken sinks.
According to Karen DeMarcus, her first-grader at Marietta's Mountain View Elementary has to take several medications each day before going to school. The mold has reportedly gotten so bad at the school that her daughter can't make it through the day without taking steroids beforehand.
Another concerned parent, Susan Tucker, told representatives that her requests always go unanswered by Mountain View Elementary's principle.
At Leland Elementary, a list of repairs have already been comprised, but there is still not set date as to when the improvements will happen. SPLOST, however, will be bringing in over $17 million in order to repair Cobb County schools.
Overcrowding is another concern of many Cobb parents. School buildings are expected to be rebuilt to help alleviate the problem, but according to the school board, that won't happen for a few years. The schools expected to be rebuilt have still not been chosen.
Meanwhile, parents and concerned community members vow to keep coming back to Cobb County school board meetings until the schools are chosen and repairs are made.