Fri., March 26, 2010 2:58pm (EDT)

Superintendents Warn Parents
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 4 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
High school students in a Georgia classroom (photo courtesy Atlanta Public Schools)
High school students in a Georgia classroom (photo courtesy Atlanta Public Schools)
Seven Middle Georgia School Superintendents have a message for parents, big changes are coming to the classroom.

It’s a group that seldom gets together. Superintendents from Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach and Twiggs Counties are used to being rivals, not a team. But they say these are not ordinary times.

The seven are banding together to let parents know that next years classrooms will have more students, less programs, and fewer teachers and supplies. David Carpenter is the Houston County School Superintendent.

“In the past few years our parents have walked into their child’s school and have not likely noticed changes that took place due to recent budget cuts. This will not be the case in the future.”

The superintendents are hoping parents will reach out to lawmakers and ask them to consider other cuts or raising revenue. The seven school systems together have nearly 70-thousand students.