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Your Views: Local schools cant continue to excel without funding
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I for one am tired of being taxed. I am also, though, tired of watching educators strive to teach my children with less. The upcoming education SPLOST vote is important to me as a parent and as a member of the school council of my elementary son's school. We are all these days learning to do with less. "Less" is not good when used in the context of education of our children.

I have seen firsthand the difficulties the schools have in deciding what to eliminate in order to repair roofs, how to make sure HVAC systems are functioning adequately, how to prevent our kids from lagging in the areas of technology and so on. These monies are not for luxuries. These funds are for necessary infrastructures. Our administrators do not take these decisions lightly; $400,000 for a new roof takes a lot of pennies.

We should not take our responsibility lightly either. Do not assume that your neighbor or co-worker is going to go out and vote "yes." Support the continuation of the education SPLOST sales tax so that your children, grandchildren and future children have a chance to excel in the best environment possible. I voted early and I voted "yes." Please do the same.

Karen Baston