BOE Member Hosts Town Hall Meeting on Probation Issue - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

11/30/04

BOE Member Hosts Town Hall Meeting on Probation Issue

Parents around Chatham County continue to have concerns about the future of the school district. Board of education member Janie Fowles hosted a town hall meeting last night in Savannah to talk about the probation situation, explain how the board got in trouble, and how they plan to get back on track.

She says the BOE members were the main problem, because they did not realize they crossed the line. "There are times when you really feel like, 'Well, I can straighten that out,' but that's not what you're paid to do," she said. "You're paid to say, 'These are our guidelines for the Savannah-Chatham County schools.' We make those guidelines."

Fowles says they've set up a commission to tackle the probation situation. And she hopes it can keep the school district from losing its accreditation.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com

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