Updated: August 28, 2017


SEVERAL PARENTS AND STUDENTS FROM CULLEOKA UNIT SCHOOL GATHERED AT LAST WEEK'S MAURY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TO EXPRESS THEIR CONCERNS AND TO PROTEST QUIETLY THE MOVING OF THE MUSIC ROOM AT THEIR SCHOOL.

ACCORDING TO THE DAILY HERALD, THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT WAS ADVISED LAST WEEK THAT THE MUSIC ROOM WOULD BE RELOCATED TO A SMALLER CLASSROOM TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW TEACHING EQUIPMENT BASED ON THE DISTRICT'S "LEAD THE WAY" PROGRAM, WHICH IS FOCUSED ON SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH.

THE PROTESTERS ADVISED THEY WEREN'T AGAINST THE INCOMING TECHNOLOGY, BUT FEEL THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE NOTICE AND PREPARATION IN FACILITATING THIS AND THAT THERE ARE CONCERNS THAT THE SIGNIFICANTLY SMALLER ROOM WOULD NOT HAVE THE SPACE NEEDED FOR ALL OF THE SCHOOL'S MUSICAL EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING TWO PIANOS.

THE BOARD UNANIMOUSLY AGREED TO HAVE SUPERINTENDENT, CHRIS MARCZAK, TO INVESTIGATE POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS.