(GDN)-Goldsboro City Council got an eye-opening presentation from three Goldsboro High School students at Monday afternoons meeting. They appeared before the Council to ask for help in getting their school fixed saying that it is now neglected, ignored and unsafe.
Appearing before the City Council were Christopher Smith, Desiree Thomas and Maria Newsome. Each gave their account of the current condition of the school which included mold, peeling paint, mice, wasps, rotted floors, roaches and leaks.
Along with their statements, the students brought photos to help show the Council just how bad things have become in the school that was once “well-cared for and showpiece in the city”.
While the city has no authority over the schools or their maintenance, Councilman Charles Gaylor told the students that he was outraged by the conditions and that he and others would be willing to tour the school to see the conditions firsthand.
After Christopher Smith’s speech, Gaylor urged the students to discuss the situation with the county school board and “let me know when you take that same speech to the county school board, young man. I will be standing right beside you.”
You can view the student’s presentation here.