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Chatham school board has a tough job this year

By Meg Miller
Posted Saturday, March 13, 2010

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Pittsboro, NC - Reading the list of cuts the Chatham County Board of Education will have to make this year is tough. Please remember it's tougher for them. We have all had to make changes to our lifestyles and do without, some more than others and that is not different with Chatham County schools. Jobs will be lost and that's a hard choice these board members will make.

If you email them, be kind. I know there are some things on this list that will be missed but there are others that won't. Sometimes there is a little too much "help". We've done without some of these things in the past and we can do w/o them again, hopefully just temporarily.

If and when we lose assistants, parents can and will step up to make copies, volunteer for lunch duty and help out in the classroom. It's happened before and the school community rallied. Testing coordinators can also be replaced with some volunteers, we all did it for years before we had these positions. The same goes for media assistants. Students and volunteers can help shelve books and do other duties to help the Media center.

Of course that doesn't make it easier on those who will lose their jobs, and hopefully the community can come together and help these folks find employment.

Chatham County Schools is the county's largest employer and they have to make cuts. Our community needs to rally and support both the board of education in their decisions and those they will effect.

And thanks to Mia Munn, for always keeping the public informed about Chatham County schools. Waiting for the next election to put you on the board of education!

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