With so many things going on in our world from attacks and bombing and people dying left and right. You never would have thought you would hear about a school having to close down. I mean education is supposed to be the number one priority. But just recently the Muscogee county school district has been forced to make some tough decisions.
With having to make budget cuts they are having to cut some teachers and close three local schools. As of right now Marshall middle school, Edgewood elementary school and Richards middle which is the rumored third school. This isn’t the first time a school has had to close down in our area Morningside elementary closed down in 1980. That wasn’t easy for the many people that attended that school and had to see it go. But with a $40 million deficit some understand why the cuts are being made. There are so they argue why do we have money to hire new police and build more jails and prisons but, money for education comes last. We as a community should all stand together and try to face this together and, not let go of teachers and make it hard for families to make ends meet. We already are in a hard economic time and we as a community don’t need to make it worse and more difficult.
Everyone should make sure at this time their voice is being heard and not over looked because this effects everyone not just the school board. As a state law it is required to have a vote to whether or not to close the schools down. To make your voice count you can attend the Edgewood hearing at Edgewood cafeteria, 3835 Forrest Road, May 14 and May 15, 6 p.m. If you would like to attend the one for Marshall it will be at the Marshall auditorium, 1830 Shepherd Drive, May 14 and 15, 6 p.m. If you have any more concerns or would just like to ask a question you can connect Mrs. Fuller at email@example.com or 706-748-2034. Don’t miss out on your chance to put a stop to having great schools close down in our tri city area.