Every student in the county has the opportunity to transfer out due to NCLB and transfers are given all the time based on hardships as well. If the county grants permission the school CAN NOT deny it. I think that is a fact that is being missed by all. Not to mention that football is a "team" sport in case the non-athletes do not know that. The Signal Mountain TEAM has won the games collectively and are continuing to "fill their trophy case" based on the efforts of EVERY student athlete that is there in EVERY sport at the school. Congrats Signal keep up the hard work. The community is proud of you whether a Signal Mountainer or not! We should be proud of our schools no matter where they are in the county when they achieve such greatness under the leadership of dedicated coaches, administrators and teachers.
Those people who continually want to argue this situation need to step back and take a good look at their own lives. Are your children well provided for or were they? Did you ever have a dream for them to do better or improve from whatever it was they were interested in? Was your own life the best you could live?
As a parent my kids attend where I want them too. I am content because my parents instilled passion in me to always do my best no matter what I did. This opportunity is not afforded to all people unfortuantely as I had 2 parents who taught me values. Values a lot of people apparently have never learned.
Too many people are casting stones at a young man and a school that they know nothing about. Shane did an impressive thing in grabbing the attention of a young man who possibly did not have a bright future so he could try to make something out of it. Anyone ever try really hard to help a child who wasn't yours? Shane doesn't have a dog in this race except the pride in his heart to try to help a child that was "interested" in what he had to say. This is a rare thing in this day and age. Maybe if everyone would quit trying to place blame on anyone and let the "adults" work it out it might be a better world today. A place where we could all leave our children safely at home without the worry of "outside influences" that are everywhere.
Kids go to transfer schools everyday and Signal is not to blame for this student getting a hardship granted. They did not sign off on the document. They are done every day as situations arise all the time all over the county.
McCullough has done his job and continues to do it well as the school is academically and athletically successful as I have been reading. Who cares about the past schools records where he was academically or athletically. He did have state winning teams even then though. Football is not the only sport. Instead of being a "target" maybe it should instill some pride in the community to take some pride in your schools that are around you and try to help the schools out and quit worrying about things that don't concern you.
I applaud any adult who can actually get a student to listen. We don't all grow up with a golden spoon in our mouth and it takes people who take special interest in us sometimes to get us motivated to want to do the right thing. Get a good education, have fun playing sports if that is your thing, and try our best to be a productive citizen.
Take the kids out of this equation and quite trying to bully them into your ideas. I am proud of any of the kids I see posting on here. They are supporting their ideas and vocalizing it as the school provides them with the means to learn how to do this without flaggrant disregard to the fact that we are all human beings.