I am proud to report our superintendent and our school board is committed to exploring additional ways to support our teachers. During the school board meeting last Monday, Dr. Ross presented a plan to create new ideas that can support our teachers because we know they are faced with newContinue Reading

Open Letter Over the weekend I had a chance to read Ms. Hammond’s response to her ethics violations in the Irmo News (April 28 edition). In her letter Ms. Hammond appears to take every opportunity to minimize the seriousness of her violations and make excuses for them. We know herContinue Reading

It is important to me for the public to know the whole truth concerning ethics complaints filed against me by 2 community members, neither of whom I know. One person requested from D5 all e-mails sent to me during a certain time period and the other person combed through pastContinue Reading

The time is fast approaching when the funding of state K-12 education for the foreseeable future will bedetermined. There are competing versions of the funding bills in the General Assembly House ofRepresentatives and Senate which will likely be resolved in a conference committee before thegovernor’s possible signature. Most board membersContinue Reading

1. Haley knows that our district has spent millions building a new high school will low enrollment and buying properties we don’t need, while our older schools need millions in repairs. Her opponent is supported by the leaders and developers who made those decisions. (See “Fiscal Responsibility” at https://www.haleygriggsford5.com/issues 2. HaleyContinue Reading

In early August, I was approached by several in the community about running in the October 12th special election for the Lexington-Richland District Five Board of Trustees. They expressed that my educational background and work experience would make me a valuable resource to the board and the various issues the district isContinue Reading

Dear Editor: We have a pandemic in this country but it is not Covid-19.  The present virus crisis is only a symptom of the true pandemic.  Our true pandemic is hatred and arrogant ignorance.  Our citizens are spoiled and pampered.  They do not seem to understand nor appreciate what itContinue Reading