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“Yes, I would like to comment on County Road 23, east of the Highway 18. Hopefully, our supervisor will, um, redo this road shortly; it needs it real bad. Um, you cannot come down the road and dodge the holes; there’re holes all the way in the road. Somebody’s gonna wind up getting hurt if not killed on this road because of all the holes, and it’s tearing our vehicles up. So, if he would, please redo this road. Thank you.”––Female
“I was calling to take away for you not to list the complaint about County Road 23, east of 18. I went up it just a few minutes ago. They’re working on it, so maybe I was just a little bit impatient. Thank you. Bye Bye.”––Female
“Yes, I was sitting here reading the paper, Talk Back, and I just can’t believe that someone would actually call and try to condone the fighting that happened at Heidelberg. It doesn’t matter if they was fighting cousins, sisters, brothers and imaginary friends. It doesn’t matter. They were fighting. How can we condone this, and they are not there to fight. They are there to learn, and the administration and the board, they did what they felt they had to do to control the fights. Now, if someone woulda got hurt in the fights, or someone would been just hurt or something, I don’t want to say killed, but if someone woulda got injured in that fight, then they woulda been in that paper, ‘Why they didn’t call the police; why they didn’t do this?” We as parents got to raise our kids. We always crying saying that the school doesn’t care, the teachers don’t care, the superintendent doesn’t care, but it starts at home first. If we don’t do anything about our children, who will? We have to do this. They are not there to raise our kids; they are there to teach the kids. No one went to school for parenting. No one knows how to be a parent. You just have to wing it. But, you have to teach the kids right from wrong; these kids do not know the severity of what is going on. They start fighting, then the teachers upset, they can’t control the class. Other kids getting fights, innocent kids get injured. It’s too serious for someone–I’m hoping this was a student that wrote this, not a parent. I’m just praying it was a student, someone that doesn’t realize how serious this matter is. We got gang violence. It’s just too much...
Editor’s note: This Talk Back was condensed because it exceeded the 30 second limit by about 5 minutes.
“This is to the lady that actually tried to explain the fights at Heidelberg. Is she serious? She thinks it’s ok for students to be fighting as long as its cousins fighting cousins? As far as the facts she’s trying to pass off in Talk Back, I’m going to trust the Heidelberg Police Chief who was willing to give his name when stating facts, not you who said, well, they were arrested but not for fighting. Oh, ok, that’s much better! I’m willing to bet money that your child was one of the ones fighting. Making excuses for them helps your child in no way at all. You’re setting him or her, or both, up for failure and disappointment. Ridiculous.”––Female
“Yes, Heidelberg High is in serious condition. I ask all parents to pray for the condition of our schools and the rightful treatment of our children. God will hear our prayers. He will either turn their hearts to serve our kids or remove them, from the superintendent to the purchasing agent, to the nomadic secretary, and even the... janitors and bus drivers. It’s time to let God handle our schools.”––Female
“Yes, I would just like to know what’s wrong with us as parents at Bay Springs Schools. Why do we sit around not knowing or not caring what is going on in how our children are being treated or taught? Why do we have people as presidents of PTOs that display a negeative attitude and choses wrong rather than right, and then you wonder why no one is attending meetings. It seems the only time you want to meet is when homecoming is approaching or prom. Where are the vice-presidents? Why aren’t you stepping up and doing your job? Why do we have school board members that clearly don’t have our children’s best interests at heart? Why do we have teachers teaching our children who choose to send their children to another school? Don’t get me wrong, we have some excellent teachers, but sometimes it seems that the heads are turning everying in their power to make them leave. We used to have an outstanding school, but what happened? If you work at Bay Springs schools and don’t have our children best interests at heart, do us all a favor and just leave and seek employement somewhere else. I urge parents to get involved to see if you child is learning things that is going to help them at the next level. See what curriculum is being offered at neighboring schools that are not being offered at Bay Springs. Find out when the next school board meeting is and attend. I think it’s April 13, but call and make sure. I didn’t say this to make anybody angry, but if you did angry, get angry as a parent and do something about it. See what’s going on at your child school.”––Female