School board candidates haven’t steered clear of trouble
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Only in Augusta can you get such well
Qualified candidates, just lovely…… rest assured
They will be great stewards of your tax dollars
Good grief, The hits keep on coming! 😳
I guess the constituents of this district just do not care, or they do care and refuse to vote for either candidate. Another big mess in A/RC.
This is a tough bunch to choose from. I believe in 2nd chances. Some of these require lots more chances than that. It speaks poorly of that community generally, which is sad to see. I have hope that the winner will be someone who is at least honest in their dealings on the school board and who cares about helping our children excel academically. My biggest fear is that a “woke” agenda gets brought forward somehow.
Sadly, the quality of education of our children being so poorly is our, the voters, fault.
Most of us can’t even name our representative on the school board because we pay so little attention to who is running. That’s a shame because in many ways it’s the most important election we have. Especially, on the local level.
Nothing will change in Augusta because sadly race has its ugly grip on everything politically in the area. Racial identity is the first characteristic too many people look at for qualification when they go in the voting booth.
Not a good starting point at all. We wonder why the majority of Richmond county schools are failing.
It is time for the state to step in. It is time for the money to follow the child and school choice. Read these reports.
School Choice? Not gonna happen in any Democrat-run city, county, or state.
You got school choice, you just have to pay for it. Like thousands of Augusta families have done over the past 50 years.
29 schools are zero stars. 14 are one star. 2 are 2 star. 2 are 3 stars. 2 4 star and 2 5 star.
Wow, convicted felons have more rights and privileges than law abiding folks. There is an ARC policy for hiring convicted criminals. https://www.augustaga.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12202/Ban-the-Box-Policy-Procedures?bidId=
It does not apply to elected officials. How many commissioners owed back property taxes or owned property that was not up to code? How many mayors and commissioners served jail time or are out on appeal. How many elected officials and employees ignore GA and ARC laws, policies, and procedures with the attitude that they are not applicable to them? Democrat voters have low ethical standards for their candidates and elected officials. De Tocqueville was a political prophet.
Richmond County: Business and Corruption as usual. Worst Schools in the State, and the Board can’t even find a candisate with a clean background check! When will the State Board of Education step in and take control of the RCBOE?
I am ashamed to say I live in District 6 and we are in trouble if this is the only kind of people who are willing to run for any office. I think that people are just sick of having to choose between law breaking politicians and they do not vote. It seems that there are no honest politicians willing to run so this is what we end up with.
The thought of serving and working with people some people who are currently in the ARC government, boards, and authorities is a large deterrent to qualified, experienced, and ethical people running for office. They would be shunned, minimized, and cancelled by the majority, self-serving cabal.
Best thing is us not having to pay school taxes anymore. I’m sure the winner will be great stewards for the kids. Yes…sarcasm
I commented a single word, and it did not pass “moderation”. Oh well. I will say that this was an eye-opening story, that “several” have been surprised and disappointed. Very Sad…
A deadbeat that beats up women, yup that’s who we need making decisions on the school board.
I’m sure there are some great educators in District 6.
Someone needs to get them to run…
Really? I don’t have children in school. But I am a former high school English teacher. I shudder to think either if these candidates could possibly improve the local schools.
I can’t even…