Coweta County residents should appreciate our well-run school system

If you ride through neighboring Fayette County these days, you will likely see signs along the roadside urging the Fayette County Board of Education to keep all the county’s schools open.
The Fayette school board is looking for ways to address a $15 million education budget shortfall, and the board is considering closing four Fayette schools -- Tyrone Elementary, Brooks Elementary, Fayette Middle School and Fayetteville Intermediate School.
Anytime you talk about closing schools, you are going to ruffle feathers. That’s happened with some parents in Fayette who want their neighborhood schools to remain open.
The first of two hearings on the plan is scheduled for today in Fayetteville. The second hearing will be Feb. 25. Big crowds are expected.
This talk of closing schools in Fayette should give Coweta County residents cause to appreciate our local public school system.
Sure, Coweta schools are wrestling with concerns about a tight budget. Coweta schools have endured state budget cuts in education in recent years like other schools system. But we are not talking about closing schools.
The Coweta school board has delayed construction of a new middle school. The school could be built with ESPLOST money, but the concern is regarding operating expenses when the new school is open. ESPLOST money can’t be used for operating costs.

We applaud the Coweta school board, superintendent and administrators for the conservative financial approach they take in running our local schools. Our schools can get better, but we have a well-run school system in this community.



More Opinion

Where’s the ice?

Let’s call it the storm that wasn’t. Predictions of 1-3 inches of snow, freezing rain leading to the dreaded black ice and a who ... Read More


Why conservatives get mad at the mainstream media

It is an ongoing feature in modern-American politics that rears its head every day and consistently draws the ire of Conservatives. Look no ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: REALLY?!? Javier Garcia, who “resigned” as Grantville’s police ... Read More


Georgia Says

The Gainesville Times on Gov. Deal's plan for schools: For decades, conservative leaders in Washington and Atlanta have preached the goal o ... Read More


Coweta’s economic situation continues on right path

A lot of times it seems economic gurus use a litany of crystal balls, chicken feet, dice rolls and sometimes even monkeys to figure out what ... Read More

Had enough yet?

We have suggested more than once that Grantville needs to revoke its city charter and just give up. Obviously, our suggestion has fallen on ... Read More