The commission has been debating a request for more funding to pay for additional employees at the jail, a move proponents say would make it safer for both inmates and officers. It also might decrease the risk of lawsuits against what Sheriff Jeff Cassidy says are unconstitutional conditions.
“Ballad Health’s investment into the region’s labor force continues to be powerful, with Ballad Health expected to spend more than $1 billion on the region’s labor force in the fiscal year,” the company recently said.
It’s a shame that the school board has to put up with these childish antics. And it’s a further shame that instead of helping build confidence and support for the newest and largest high school the county has built, commissioners are continuing to undermine it.
Do taxpayers know better than the school board how well the superintendent is performing all of his or her duties? Clearly not. If county commissioners want to control the superintendent, they should run for the board of education.
Some school districts have found ways to defeat educational stagnation and among them is Scott County’s schools, which over the past year have improved in 19 of 28 subject areas, including math and science.
The Sullivan County Commission has a decision to make Monday that will have consequences for our schools and children for generations to come.
David Fowler asks, if there is a right to the free exercise of religion, can government violate a person’s God-given rights by mandating that they participate in events celebrating same sex marriage?