Goodwill Executive Director Mark Stegall said the school's parents should be responsible enough to keep their kids from running into traffic, and claims the school just wants extra parking for a possible expansion, a claim the school denies.
"They're saying that if a kid ran out from behind the trailer, they would not see traffic coming," Stegall
Moore, whose mother, Meredith Gravely
, opened the school in 1975, said the school has objected to the trailer from the moment it was constructed, and has had numerous discussions with Stegall
to ask him to move it.
"We have asked Mr. Stegall
to move it on numerous occasions, and he has always said it's too costly," Moore said.
Now that the school has the power to force Goodwill
to move the trailer, Moore has accused Stegall
of using the media in an attempt to make the school look bad.
said the Ballou Park Shopping Center has agreed to help Goodwill find another spot for the trailer, but said the dance school refused to help pay any of the moving costs until he
took the case to the media.
is still seeking estimates on the cost of moving the trailer, which will include the replacement of the skirting around the trailer and hiring an electrician to rewire the site.He
is unsure of what the final cost will be.
"We've been there for over 20 years serving the community," Stegall