CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - With a vote scheduled Wednesday on a proposal to send students to the Franklin County Career and Technology Center all day for the entire year, parents and students had a lot of questions for Chambersburg Area School District officials Monday night.
More than 100 parents and students were at the high school auditorium, many complaining that students are looking at the third attendance policy in as many years.
"We're all scared. We don't want our children stuck out there in the middle of a cornfield" isolated from the rest of the high school students, said parent Sonya Blansit. "Experiments are great, but they're our children."
Two years ago, students from the county's six school districts attended the center in the fall or spring and their home schools the other semester. In 2005-06, Chambersburg sent its 400 career and technology students to the center half the day for the entire year, a system the school board voted in February to continue in 2006-07.