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Association Meeting Focused on Deteriorating Facilities at Olympic

(February 24, 2007) Parents, staff, students, and other community supporters expressed concern over the condition of facilities Olympic High School at the 2007 annual meeting of the Steele Creek Residents Association on Thursday, February 2 at Olympic high School.

Several members of a new committee of the Residents Association spoke on the needs of Olympic and their vision for making it great.

Craig Bollinger said that the Steele Creek community was unique in Mecklenburg County, lying between the airport, I-77, the state line, and Lake Wylie, it is more geographically identifiable than other sections of the county. It is rapidly changing with new residential, commercial, and other development coming in. It is a naturally diverse community, and Olympic High School is the pillar of the community.

The creation of the five schools comprising the Olympic Community of Schools is a model for the country. It can go from being merely good to being great, but not unless the community gets involved.

Annabelle Suddreth said that Olympic received a grant from the Gates Foundation to create the five schools, but the grant didn't help the facilities.

Olympic students Jessica Shamp and Jennifer Eickmeyer presented a slide show illustrating some of the deplorable areas of Olympic.

John Rudisill, Fire and Life Safety Educator with the Charlotte Fire Department, talked about several new facilities in the area. Fire Station 37 has just opened on S Tryon Street near Shopton Road West. The temporary station on Sledge Road that was vacated by the Station 37 staff will become temporary Station 38. The new Station 38 is now under construction on Shopton Road West near Withers Cove, just north of The Sanctuary. It will have access to Lake Wylie and house a fire boat in addition to an engine company.

Also planned is a Safety Village near Renaissance Park on Tyvola Road. This will be an education facility where school groups and other children can learn about fire safety.

Mr. Rudisill also stressed fire safety in the home. Statistics show that every person will experience a home fire twice in their lives. Everyone should have functioning smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and fire extinguishers. Every residence also should have an evacuation plan and families should practice evacuation regularly, just like fire drills in school.



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