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I have been attending Columbia County school board meetings for months, and this is not the first time I am disappointed with the coverage by Augusta Press.  

This article is a superficial coverage of CCBOE meeting Tuesday night, which barely covers the concerns parents expressed on va...

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  1. Exactly, spot on, have every school board in the area specifically answer these 7 questions! Then be in writing, posted on their website and on the front door of each school. Bring the answers to these questions To Light.
    The community, the taxpayers, as well as, the parents need to know what is being presented in these days, of “who’s on first?”, “what’s on second?”, and I don’t know on third”?….from Abbott and Costello. Thank You!

  2. The people making these complaints are a vocal minority.

    If you don’t want your children to reduce transmission of the virus in public spaces through basic health measures like vaccinations (for those 12 and older) & masks,

    If you don’t want your kids to learn the science of human reproduction along with practices which have been shown to reduce unwanted pregnancies, sexual assaults and sexually-transmitted diseases,

    If you don’t want your kids to learn that European settler-colonialists in North America committed genocide and practiced chattel slavery of the original inhabitants of this continent and then imported Africans to sustain this practice and that these practices have persisted in different forms to this day,

    If you don’t want your kids to know how scientists have advanced our knowledge through theories of plate tectonics and evolution and the history of the universe,

    If you want your kids to believe the state should discriminate against gays and lesbians and gender non-binary people,

    educate your children yourselves in your own homes and don’t spoil the public school system for the rest of us.

  3. These seem like fairly put questions. Even if the questions are coming from a few, the public needs to understand where their representatives stand on these and other topics. These representatives asked to be elected to these positions and told us that they could do the job of representing us. They need to tell us their positions on these issues.

  4. Excellent letter. Well presented and written. By the way, it also applies equally to the Richmond County BOE. I wrote a similar email to each RCBOE member last fall. Only two of the Commissioners deemed to reply. They just don’t answer to anyone.

  5. Very good article. I hope more parents will get off the sidelines and get involved. If you’re not motivated to do so just look at your property tax statement and see how much money you pay for our education system! At least care enough to get what want for paying so much! Get involved!
    Lastly, we are the majority not the minority. 11 responses so far to this article; 9 in favor of the content and 2 opposed. Only in a liberal mind is this a minority.

  6. Mark Sisson, far from correct. Long time Republican here. A small vocal group of do-gooders on a witch hunt, that is what is occurring in Columbia County. The County Schools have a long reputation of producing exemplary students. The educators are phenomenal and new leadership should be given opportunity to demonstrate their direction forward. The new Superintendent has not been provided adequate time to parlee his intention before this group pounced. My prediction is this gaggle will cause more damage than positive results.

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