Letter: Blame the school board, not supervisors
Blame the school board, not the board of supervisors, for teacher cuts.
I disagree with the previous letter ("Cutting teachers ‘mean and unnecessary’," May 2 Readers Write) by Mr. Partin, blaming the board of supervisors for cutting the teachers from the first, second and third grades. The real blame goes to the school board and Mr. Kiser.
Addressing the closing of T.C. Walker School: the school board and Mr. Kiser decided to do so some months ago but, after closing the school, now they are spending $2.5 million to renovate the school while our children and my grandchildren go to eighth grade in trailers, having to walk in the rain and bad weather, when T.C. Walker could be used.
Not rebuilding Page on its site, which has water, sewer and utilities available is wrong. And the new school on T.C. Walker Road requires widening T.C. Walker Road, placing a signal light, a turn lane, developing the new site, new sewer pumping station, etc. The cost is astronomical.
The problem is not the board of supervisors’; the problem is 60-plus people in the school board and administration. We should be using taxpayer money to teach our children. The superintendent of schools received big raises while our teachers suffer through small salaries. The board of supervisors has no control over the school board and Mr. Kiser.
If you want to look for fault and excessive spending and the layoff of teachers, look to the school board and Mr. Kiser.
C.W. Davis Jr.