Stroman Middle School

View of the outside of Stroman Middle School.

The Stroman Middle School campus will close indefinitely, school officials said Monday.

“This situation is fluid,” said Ashley Scott, the Victoria school district’s spokeswoman.

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Samantha Douty is the education reporter at the Victoria Advocate. She grew up in Corpus Christi and graduated from UT-Arlington with a bachelor's in journalism.

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Samantha Douty is the education reporter at the Victoria Advocate. She grew up in Corpus Christi and graduated from UT-Arlington with a bachelor's in journalism.

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Brian Vandale

Like others have commented. The timing couldn't be any better or it's really convenient, what next all of a sudden the walls are going to fall in. VISD wants a new school building built, so lets come up with all kinds of problems. VISD wants a bond passed so bad, they'll try anything IMO.

Glenn Wilson

""The Stroman Middle School campus will close indefinitely, school officials said Monday. “This situation is fluid,” said Ashley Scott, the Victoria school district’s spokeswoman."" -- What's fluid about "close indefinitely"? What, specifically, is the problem? Given the oh-so-convenient timing and the lack of information, this plot twist sounds like something straight out of Victoria County Commissioners Court. As Roy said, let's get another opinion or three.

Samantha Douty

Hi there! Indefinitely means the will be closed for unspecified amount of time, and it does not mean it is closed permanently. The district can open the campus at anytime (we just don't know when), which contributed to the fluidity of the situation.

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George Schwarz

There's a lot tol dig up here, with public records requests and obtaining information about the specifics. Will your editors let you dig or just play along with VISD?

Rick Dockery

The Advocate seems like the mouthpiece for VISD. I can't believe they are just finding out about this. Why would a study be conducted so late in the year? Wouldn't you want to know much earlier to give time to relocate? Lots of follow up questions to ask.

Glenn Wilson

Thanx for the reply, Samantha. Will there be a follow-up with more details, such as what the air quality issue is?

Glenn Wilson

BTW, Samantha, the phrase "closed indefinitely" is frequently used to mean closed permanently.

Rick Dockery

Interesting timing

LEONARD SADDLER

So how do we obtain a copy of the report?

Roy McLaurin

I want a second or third opinion.

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