Innovative partnership re-envisions Hall Fletcher Elementary
(Mountain XPress) Against a backdrop of government funding cuts, a diverse group of community members is rallying to improve the Asheville elementary school with the highest percentage of impoverished students.
Roughly 80 percent of Hall Fletcher Elementary kids receive free or reduced-price lunches, and nearly 20 percent are classified as “exceptional students,” meaning they have various physical and mental disabilities. Over time, the once-cutting edge West Asheville institution had come to be considered “a school of last resort,” says , executive director of the Asheville Design Center.
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