Letter to the Editor

July 7, 2005

Story should have been on front page

To the editor:

I am very thankful for your coverage of the Board of Education during the last 2+ years. You have kept the issues in front of the community and parents. It has taken the efforts of the Superintendent, the Board, Parents and the Community to make the changes that needed to be made. With all this said, I find it very disappointing that when we received our goal of Full Accreditation by SACS, the announcement was not on the front page. The front page was saved for a picture of people in a pool. I not only find this disrespectful to the School System, but to all the people who stood before the Board demanding change, the ones who worked on campaigns for new School Board Members, and the citizens that attended endless meetings. These people gave of themselves for children of this county. Maybe the big announcement should have been put on the front page for no other reason than to give pride back to this county.

Mary Baker