School system not too broke for $41K ‘study’

I am so frustrated by the usual 3-2 decision made by the school board to spend money the system doesn’t have. This time it is $41,000 for a study to bring a career academy into Fayette.

Almost 20 years ago I was offered the opportunity to serve on a study committee made up of community leaders — parents, teachers, local business people, finance experts, etc. — in order to study the need for building a replacement school for the very old Fayette County High School.

This volunteer committee produced a very professional and comprehensive report outlining the specifics on the need, the cost to build, and the particulars of construction and technology desires.

Why couldn’t a volunteer committee be formed for this study as well? Why are we so quick to spend money when we could ask for the community to pitch in?

Angela Bean

Fayetteville, Ga.