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I just finished reading some of the ugly comments addressed on the (Times') website about the deplorable conditions of some of the buildings in Hall County, and quite frankly I am disturbed and appalled.
First, we are all citizens of the same county. We all pay the same sales tax. I get tired of hearing people talk about our schools as if we are truly separate. We may compete against each other, but when all is said and done, we are all in this together. You can go to any game on any given Friday night and see kids from any county school at any game. They are friends.
I appreciate the fact that people have fundraising and can raise money to help their child's school, and I applaud your efforts. However, sometimes that is just not feasible, and it is not always about money (contrary to what some people believe).
I do not have a son who plays football, but when I was at a game the other night and the opposing team sat in the end zone during halftime, I was embarrassed. I understand that the Board of Education is having to cut spending (so have we at my house), but could they not build something a little smaller? It does not have to be state of the art.
I ask all of you this question, no matter what school your child attends: Would you want to change clothes or take a shower in a room that you knew had black mold?
As for the Hall County Stadium, if you want to complain about where the stadium was built, you need to complain to the BOE. They already had the property, and the BOE (not East Hall) decided to build the stadium on Cornelia Highway.
Have a heart folks and remember these are kids we are talking about, no matter how rich or how poor.