Trustees table action on Carver

SUPPORTING CARVER – A packed room greeted the Levelland school board Thursday evening when supporters of Carver Adult Learning Center urged trustees not to close the school and move its programs to Cactus Academic Center. The board agreed to postpone a decision and resume discussions on Carver’s future next month. (Staff Photo)

The Levelland school board tabled a recommendation Thursday that the Carver campus be closed.

Trustees took that action after more than an hour of  discussion, including impassioned pleas that the school be kept open.

In a board filled with students, parents and some teachers, Isabell Munoz told trustees that Carver Adult Learning Center is a ‘community center’ where adults can learn.

‘My people came to Carver for help,’ Munoz said. ‘We are safe, comfortable and welcome at Carver.’

She said the school has helped many adults to learn English and acquire skills in such areas as computer literacy and citizenship.

‘Keep Carver open…Here we grow again in Carver,’ Munoz said to applause.

James Jones said the school has been an important part of the community for 70 years.

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