The Dougherty County School System has had a rough time for a while. Like school systems throughout the state, the DCSS is facing a budget crunch. Unlike many other systems, they are also losing students, an estimated 136 per year. So, to that end, they are trying to do the responsible thing and close some schools.
On Monday night, the first of two public hearings was held for citizens to express any concerns they had. Here is what The Albany Herald reported as one of the “concerns” that was voiced:
These closures will mean that our children’s futures will be crippled even further,” [Louise] Primrose said to a chorus of ”That’s right!” from around the packed board room. “Closing these schools amounts to cruel and unusual punishment for our children. Their future is on hold. Now somebody tell me what is wrong with this picture?