District 1 County Commission candidate Randy Fairbanks said other schools need attention than just the ones who recently were chosen for building projects.
He said, “The announcement of funding by the County Commission this past week for the schools was both gratifying and sad. I was delighted that a school in District 1, Sale Creek Middle High School was approved for improvements that were long overdue. At the same time, other schools with some of the same overdue needs were left out,” observed Fairbanks. “We must look for a system that does not pit one school and their parents against another school for much needed funding.
“As a Commissioner, I will fight for families in District 1 but see the obvious – the funding mechanism of our schools is broken. I will get to work immediately with our Tennessee representatives and senators to address the Basic Education Plan that sends Hamilton County tax dollars to other counties to support their schools, instead of our own.
“As a parent whose kids came through our public schools, I value the importance of our schools. I will never shirk my responsibility to parent input and representation by demeaning the valid concerns of parents who care enough to fight for their children.”