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Eddie Johnson is an insult to this community. He would rather bus these animals who can't behave rather than have nurses at schools to help the kids who are behaving and taking advantage of the opportunity to receive an education. Here's a message to these kids who evidently cause problems on a daily basis: Stay out of trouble and you won't have to find a ride to an alternative school. I can't believe this is even an issue.
Fine. But I shouldn't have to pay to transport them.
You could pay several teachers with that $113,000. Or one worthless administrator. Or pay off two people to leave the county.
$113,000 to transport 43 students who can't stay out of trouble and who are causing "severe" problems on the buses. And Mathews seriously proposed a monitor to solve the problem? No, you just make them find their own ride. Maybe if mommy and daddy are inconvenienced by having to provide transportation then someone will do a little parenting for once. If you get in trouble and get kicked out of school and have to go to an alternative school then YOU have to provide your own transportation. I can't believe this is even an issue.
I want someone to ask Johnson and Turner why they opposed. Why can't anyone ask the tough questions? I want to hear it straight from them why they opposed her selection. This county will be better off when those two are gone.
Good luck getting employees to tell the truth. They'll likely get sued.
Resigned...forced out....tomato, tomatuh....And looks like Mathews is "retiring" just in time too! What a mess.
$4 million for a camera system that is supposed to improve student behavior? Garbage. How about getting some of those overpaid administrators actually doing their jobs in an effort to help teachers control some of these behaviors? When teachers try to punish kids for poor behavior and they get a slap on the wrist and are sent back to class then you have a problem. So much money is wasted on cushy salaries at the higher levels. We shouldn't have to rely on $4 million in cameras to keep kids in line.
The picture would be made more clear if we had data on how many Newton County students complete 4 years of college. I have seen the data and the numbers are not good. Bottom line is, anyone can pay the fee and take the test. But are these kids really college ready? GA may lead the nation in students enrolling in AP classes and taking the tests but are they succeeding later and finishing college?
Keep it classy, Alcovy.
Weren't we all assured by their FORMER fearless leader that there were no gangs at AHS?
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