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I’d like to counter what a writer said recently about the Pickens County Schools. The accreditation agency AdvancEd’s job is to identify issues within school systems — not just teachers and administrators, but the board as well.

You’d have to be a hermit not to see the dysfunction on the school board. With only six members, some appear to be there solely to remind us that they opposed the previous building program. Votes resulting in a 3-3 tie mean no action taken. Not maintaining the older schools is indefensible. Like it or not, the new schools are built and they are an asset.

We in the Liberty area now have the opportunity to elect a new board member. I think every concerned parent and voter should seriously scrutinize the candidates. We need a progressive minded, educated, experienced, and compassionate representative. A proven leader who is fiscally responsible, and with experience in budgeting and funding education. Someone whose heart is with our children and their future, to help us move beyond our past.

Tom O’Hanlan


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