"Support the Superintendent" rally tomorrow, Oct. 16th in front of the Merts Center, 200 White St. from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.
Dear Friends of HUNTSVILLE SOUTH:
Another protest against City Schools Superintendent Casey Wardynski is planned for tomorrow, Thursday October 16th, prior to the School Board meeting. While not everyone agrees with all decisions that have been made during Su...perintendent Wardynski’s term as Superintendent, what we do know is that the city school system is in a better condition and position now then it was prior to his hiring. The financial condition has totally improved going from approximately $20 million in the red and a threat of takeover by the State to a current positive cash flow. New schools are being built to replace older, aging schools in south Huntsville and in north Huntsville (and a 9th grade academy at Huntsville High) which will give these students a state of the art facility and campus. Dr. Wardynski has lead the charge to remove Huntsville City Schools from the federal government’s grasp of 40 years in the making of the desegregation suit. Our students are equipped with the latest technology. The future of our school system and our students look bright.
We believe the current protests and calling for Dr. Wardynski’s resignation is unwarranted and detrimental to our school system and our students. Unfortunately, it only takes a small number of disgruntled to attract the media coverage. We want to let you know that there will be a rally to support Dr. Wardynski and the School Board tomorrow, Thursday October 16th at 4:30 pm at the Anne Mertz Center. We hope you will attend and show your support for our school system and our students.
Fundraising for New Park Benches
Huntsville South is currently raising funds to help with the purchase of park benches for the new park off of Chaney Thompson Road. The park will be a multi-use facility consisting of ball fields, a dog park, disk golf and a lot of other amenities for south Huntsville residents. We look forward to the opening of the park in summer 2014. We hope you are able to help with our efforts. Thanks for your continued support!
Update on new South Huntsville Park - July 25
Below is information we have received from Councilman John Olshefski and County Commissioner Phil Riddick regarding the new park in South Huntsville:
The bid was awarded sometime back in the first part of the year to the contractor (January – I think). There was some delay in getting started due to weather and all the rain. Our understanding is that the utilities (water and electrical) and sewer are in place. Fire hydrants have been installed. Street lights are being installed. The foundation for the main pavilion has been poured and they should soon, or are now laying block at the pavilion. We understand sidewalk construction should begin very soon, if not already. Once the sidewalks are in, the playground equipment should be installed.
A lot of work remains to be done, like fencing, curb and gutter for the entrance road and paving of the entrance road, and clearing and cleaning of some of the area. But we are much closer than we were in January. I believe the city and county are hoping to open the park by September, but I would guess it will be into the early 4th quarter of this year before the dog park portion of the park is open to the public.