tomgahunter 2 years, 2 months ago on Letter: Weigh interests of children in selecting superintendent

The choice is obvious..1 Candidate has many years of solid Superintendent experience another has no Supertendent experience but has lots of local experience & support. The 3rd has NO Superintendent experience & is Not local. Looks like an easy choice lets hope the school board does what is right for the school system.


tomgahunter 2 years, 4 months ago on School board approves new safety measures

"Mathews has said that NCSS plans to add more security measures if a SPLOST referendum is approved in March. The system will be able to add a Viewpath S.A.F.E. camera, audio and silent alarm system for every classroom in every school at a cost $3,850,000"

Is this a joke?


tomgahunter 2 years, 4 months ago on State names Newton high schools to Honor Schools list

I see over at the other "paper", NCSS has won some other award. How can we win all these awards and still be in the bottom half of a state that is 48th in education? The numbers just don't add up.


tomgahunter 2 years, 4 months ago on Newton Schools superintendent proposes two new safety measures

The local tabloid said that the cost for armed guards in all schools would be several million dollars, I think that money would be better spent on teacher pay.

I am also opposed to arming teachers & administratprs.


tomgahunter 2 years, 4 months ago on Sheriff wants new limits on firearms discharge

I live in district 1 off 278 & regurarly shoot my shotgun in the back yard, none of my neighbors care because they do the same thing.


tomgahunter 2 years, 4 months ago on Newton school board to pay Carpenters nearly $70K

Time to move on...We got our moneys worth getting rid of the Carpenters. We need to be sure the NCBOE hires the best supertendent not the one Eddie Johnson wants.

Personally I will vote against the SPLOT & urge the School Board to withdraw the vote until next year so we can see how the Superintendent's hunt works.