One Barrow County Board of Education member opposed to the governor’s Opportunity School District proposal thinks voters should tell the “governor to go to hell and take his money with him.”
The Barrow County BOE plans to take a stand against a proposed state constitution amendment creating “Opportunity School Districts.” The BOE will likely sign a resolution opposing the amendment at its Sept. 6 meeting.
The BOE will join several boards throughout the state that are voicing opposition.
But BOE member Lynn Stevens said teachers and administrators also need to get involved.
“If our teachers are happy being teachers in the cultures in the schools that we have created, then they need to fight this with their heart and souls,” said Stevens. “…And they have the power, along with the administrators to send a message to the governor to go to hell and take his money with him.”
The OSD amendment, which would allow the state to take over “failing” schools, will be on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot.
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