Letter to Editor:
I sincerely hope the reason Michael Windom wants to reconsider his choice for Dougherty County schools superintendent is not because he is scared. Scared of what, you ask? Now, let’s see. The vote fell between racial lines, so that it is questionable. Maybe he is scared of being voted out of office, which could happen from what the people in east Albany are saying.
Whatever his fear or reason, maybe, I hope he understands that he has to live with the choice he makes. I hope since he is now starting to want to do the right thing, Mr. Windom, can we please get some help at Dougherty International Middle School and Dougherty High School — please, for the sake of our children that attend these schools. The schools need to be renovated from the inside out, along with the sport facilities.
My son is in the ninth grade at DHS and they not have enough math books for every student to get one. That is sad if and disturbing if you ask me. I hope whoever you vote for to be our next superintendent, please bring some help to our east Albany schools. Monroe and Westover are really good right now. And Albany High to me it is a dead school that be closed to save money. If not closed, it could be converted into a science and math magnet school for those students gifted in those areas. Then you could discontinue the sports programs and focus just on education.
But I know we have to be patient and wait our turn. So maybe we’ll wait until July to speak to someone else Mr. Windom.
Christopher E. Rapley