Ehrhardt citizens appalled at school closing

May 16, 2008 Full story: Advertizer-Herald

Ehrhardt citizens were appalled when the decision was made to close Ehrhardt Elementary School at the regular monthly meeting of the Bamberg School District1 Board of Trustees on Monday, April 28th.

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Vanda Covell

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#1 May 18, 2008
I would like to make a comment to all Bamberg county citizens! We all have our feelings on this issue! I would just like to have ya all think about this quote from Mrs.Schwarting herself:( While that's their anticipation right now, Schwarting says things could change, but not until the voters decide to, "step up to the plate with a referendum to build a new K-4 school.(Until then) we are going to have to make the best," says Schwarting.) This is a statement she made to channel 12 news! If you want to check it out yourself go read all the articles on this subject. You might be surprised. We can fight among ourselves or we can all realise this is her way of getting us to be forced into giving her a new school. Let's all realise that we will have to pay higher taxes. I can't afford them can you? This fact for her to tell voters you and me to step-up to the plate then I say she has a hidden agenda here! We all need to get all the facts and find the honest answer too this sitution! I'm sure some of you have read this post on other sites but I feel we must let people know what's really going on here!! It seems like the board has the right to take our choices away from us. This is just my feelings on the issue. If you feel that we should all have a say in this join me and others at the nextBamberg district 1 school board meeting!! I'm sure it will be posted! Let's all let the board know we aren't happy with the way it seems they are using anyway possible to attain a new school. The fact is in Mrs.Schwarting statement to news channel 12!! It couldn't be any clearer!!
Just Wondering Ehrhardt

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#2 May 18, 2008
I was just wondering if the other Bamberg District 1 School board members, could tell us why they thought that closing Ehrhardt School was the only answer to the budget problem?
We have all ready heard the superintdent's reasons. Not a very good one since she can't keep her story straight but what of the other board members! I'd like them to answer why, they felt that the only solution was closing Ehrhardt school? For them to say it was the only solution than others would have to be discussed. It is being projected that other solutions were discussed before voting to close Ehrhardt! If it was in fact a budget issue than other budget cuts would have been discussed!!! Just wondering if this was the case or was it we'll close Ehrhardt school and the budget will be taken care of ? I feel we the public have the right to know! I also wonder why none of the other board members have seen fit to defend their votes!!!! In all this uproar not once have we heard from them!! Are they to afraid to defend their decisions? These are things I was just wondering about! It would be nice to get some answers!

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