“You can read the billboards, you can look at the pretty brochures, but that’s all your going to get.”So what haven’t we been told?
“We’ve been told over and over and over again that there was only one way that this question could be put on the ballot. And that is for the city residents to give up its charter. That’s the only option. Well, that should have been worded a little bit different. There more than one option. But the other option we didn’t want to use because we knew that the county would not vote for it. Now we’re going to dump 7,000 kids on Lowndes County, with them to not have a say on whether or not to consolidate.”By “we” in that last part he meant CUEE, not FVCS, and not the voters of Lowndes County. And we know that that other option is what the Georgia Constitution requires: voters in all affected school districts must vote on school consolidation.
Here’s the video:
There is more than one option —Sam Allen @ FVCS 7 July 2011
No school consolidation,
Press Conference, Friends of Valdosta City Schools (FVCS),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 7 July 2011.
Videos by John S. Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.