With considerable job growth at Fort Gordon expected to result in 700 new students in Columbia County classrooms next year, Superintendent Dr. Sandra Carraway said Thursday voter-approval of a $140 million sales-tax package is essential to the public school system's future.
When I first heard the word, "prioritize," I thought someone had made it up. Soon, however, this addition to my vocabulary began rolling around my tongue like somnambulate, syzygy, and other authentic words I just hadn't heard before.
Baseball moms are nail biting, pants washing, folding chair carrying, sports drink purveying, yelling, screaming, hoping, praying machines. Except for me. I'm fortunate they tolerate my demeanor and my sons' stained pants.
The legislation, if passed, would give families an avenue to sue teachers and schools for unnecessary suffering that comes with having an accident in front of the entire class. CJ, who identifies as a Republican "with strong Libertarian views," said this is not meant to be big-government controlling classrooms but a safeguard to prevent embarassing episodes.