|Hmmm, What School Is He So Proud of Here?|
Lauderdale County Circuit Judge Gil Self recently ruled in favor of the University of North Alabama in its suit against the Florence School Board (and by extension the City of Florence). Should he have recused himself from the case? No? After all, it's not like...
* UNA (then Florence State) supported him as a child
* The field house is named for his father
* His father was the center of the athletic program for decades
No, why should Self have recused? This whole mess stinks worse than the Florence-Lauderdale Tourism Board.
To the retired teacher (who still works for UNA) who suggested Powell School would make a perfect middle school, we say shame on you also! If Coffee High School built in 1952 was not deemed by architects to be salvageable, why would Powell built c. 1958 be more suited to current needs? If it's all about saving money, let the kiddies remain in the modular classrooms...that's trailers to most of us common folks.