The Transylvania Times -

Schools First

 


Keep sending the commissioners emails. Commissioner Larry Chapman said that $25,000 won’t break the bank, but he’s received emails and comments from teachers having to buy supplies for students. Commissioner Kelvin Phillips said he’d also heard from some people who were “not in the mood for paying on another study” and he’d rather spend the money on school supplies. Chapman said we can’t come up with $101 million and we need to think strategically.” But we are kind of kidding ourselves that this courthouse is in such more dire need than our schools are. And these are decisions that you citizens of this community are going to have to (tell commissioners) how that money is spent. I cannot tax you high enough to cover $101 million (for schools) and another $20 million for a courthouse.”

The commissioners are finally listening. Tell them to spend our money on education not on a courthouse. Tell them to raise the teachers’ supplement to make it equal to Buncombe County. Tell them to hire back the teachers’ assistants. Tell them to provide supplies that not only teachers but we parents and citizens are buying for our kids. Tell them to fix our dilapidated schools.

Chapman said it best, “And these are decisions that you citizens of this community, are going to have to (tell commissioners) how that money is spent.”

Rodney Locks

Brevard

 
 

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