Parent on Northwood's lack of yearbooks: 'I think it's just wrong'

Published: Monday, June 24, 2013 at 11:14 AM.

Further, yearbooks might have been out of a number of Northwood households’ budgets, said the former principal, now on special assignment at Walker Elementary School.

"Unfortunately, these are tough financial times; 59 percent of Northwood’s students are on federal assistance for meals,” she said.

The committee did explore options to save the publication, Craig said.

"One option we did discuss was publishing fewer yearbooks," she said. "However, by purchasing a lesser volume, the cost went up, making the cost of the yearbook prohibitive for those who could normally afford one."

Such reasons aren’t acceptable to Watts, who said Northwood is the only local school without a yearbook. Riverside, Antioch, Bob Sikes and Walker Elementary schools all had yearbooks.

Craig said she was also disappointed that the school could not provide yearbooks but hopes the school can offer yearbooks in the future.

Watts had spoken to Craig about the issue, while said she had also spoke to one other parent about the issue, who understood the school's stance. 

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