Our community dodged a bullet today, with the help of Joe Graham. Joe attended a special meetinga few weeks ago that was to discuss the possibility of closing both Lookout Valley Elementary and Lookout Mountain Elementary, consolidate them and restructure Lookout Valley Middle/High School to make it K-12. Our community did not hear anying from the County Commission or the County Schools. Luckily If it was not for a private citizen who made signs that were placed throughout the community and announcing the meeting it would have gone unnoticed. Thankfully for Joe, but also thankful for the private citizens who made signs that were placed throughout the community that helped to announce the meeting, or it may have gone unnoticed.
A great number of parents, grandparents, and other invested members of our community showed up to the meeting.
At this meeting Joe volunteered to help keep things calm for there were a great deal of people upset because of this proposal.
I want to say thank you, Joe Graham, for doing this - not just as a citizen of Lookout Valley, but one who loves our community and one who graduated from Valley View (Lookout Valley Elementary) and Lookout Valley Middle/High School.
On a personal note, Joe Graham, I hope you decide to run again for we need you back as our county commissioner. You, brought love and integrity to the office. You care for District 6, you were at neighborhood meetings, you took phone calls, and you always took time to listen to our issues. We need you back.