Today in Washington - March 16, 2009

Donelle Pardee Whiting

There is not a city council meeting this week. The next meeting is scheduled for March 30.


Washington Community High School conducted one of two tours during school hours to give community members an opportunity to see conditions and concerns at the school in a real-time environment.

The daytime tours allowed several curious residents a better look at some of the concerns, such as crowding in classrooms because there were students filling seats.

In addition, teachers were willing to answer questions about their concerns and the classrooms.

Although there is not the frantic sense of urgency visible in the video clip of "A" lunch in the commons, Superintendent Dr. Jim Dunnan said the crowding and time it takes to move students through the lines only allows many students about 10-15 minutes to each lunch.