FVCS Final Meeting 15 November 2011

Former electoral opponents met Tuesday as FVCS held its final meeting, with Rusty Griffin, Vice-Chair of CUEE, watching at the MLK Monument as Sam Allen, President of Friends of Valdosta Schools (FVCS) announced the dissolution of FVCS.

Sam Allen, as he has before, called for reconciliation of opponents on the recent school consolidation referendum, and support of the two school systems, financially and otherwise.

In addition to FVCS regulars such as JC Cunningham, Chamber Chair Tom Gooding was there, as were current Valdosta Mayor Sonny Vickers and Mayor-Elect John Gayle, plus re-elected Valdosta City Council At-Large Ben Norton. Valdosta School Superintendent Cason was there. I didn’t see Lowndes Superintendent Smith, although various members of both school boards were there. Industrial Authority Chairman Roy Copeland was there, after VLCIA’s own meeting concluded earlier than usual.

We know there’s more work to do, starting with repealing the 1920s law that CUEE used to get their consolidation referendum on the ballot. Here is contact information for that.

The still pictures here are by me for LAKE, and the videos are by George Boston Rhynes for bostongbr on YouTube.

Here’s a playlist:

No school consolidation,
Final Meeting, Friends of Valdosta City Schools (FVCS),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 15 November 2011.
Videos by George Boston Rhynes for K.V.C.I., the bostongbr on YouTube.