At the school board meeting held Tuesday evening at the City Hall in Lumberton, the Public Schools of Robeson County voted unanimously to transfer Southside Ashpole Elementary to the Innovative School District (ISD). Members of the Rowland community, including Mayor Michelle Shooter, Town Clerk David Townsend, Reverend Thomas Allen, and others–including Ronald Foxworth, Chief Public Defender for Robeson County–showed their support for the transfer. During public comment, Mr. Foxworth expressed heartfelt sentiments about the legacy of the school and its importance to the town of Rowland.
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