Readers write about recent issues with Orlando schools
Comments about our coverage of the destruction of mural at Azalea Park Elementary and the proposed closure of Fern Creek
Published: February 19, 2014
Mural of the story
I am a parent from that Little League and that mural was the only thing positive about how the fields look (“Roberto Clemente mural at Azalea Park Elementary School vandalized,” Feb. 13, blogs.orlandoweekly.com). That is a very poor area, and the people from that area got a lot of inspiration from that mural. I pray they catch the culprit.
Karen Watts, via orlandoweekly.com
Save our school
My heart is breaking. Fern Creek is like no other school (“Fern Creek elementary school is AWESOME. Fern Creek Elementary School is about to be closed,” Feb. 12, blogs.orlandoweekly.com). They do an amazing job with their students! When I was in high school, I volunteered at Fern Creek and was amazed by the love in the building. The teachers and staff members there are more than just workers. They are warm hugs, smiling faces and encouraging words for children who need that more than most.
Concerned citizen, via orlandoweekly.com
The most important question is what is really going to happen to that land in a very desirable location?
Mick Dolan, via orlandoweekly.com
I was at Audubon Elementary when the sinkhole ate the cafeteria, and guess where we finished out the school year? Fern Creek Elementary! I can’t believe they want to close the classic neighborhood school. Audubon Park II is a brand new two-story in Baldwin Park – will they rename that Baldwin Park Elementary? The original school site has been temporary facilities while Aloma, Lakemont and Brookshire have been rebuilt. So, what will they call this new school? Audubon Classic?
Shell, via orlandoweekly.com