9th November 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga – A new state of the art school that cost Fayette County taxpayers nearly $12 million has less than two dozen students, and the school district may soon sell it.
Rivers Elementary School on Sandy Creek Road in Fayetteville opened in 2009, but a district spokesperson says it has never had more than about twenty students. In fact, the school has never served as a fully operational elementary school. Instead, it’s used to educate students with behavioral issues.
But of course the real problem is that we don’t spend enough on education.
School spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach says at the time the school board voted to build Rivers Elementary, the county was growing. The board was looking at projections that indicated the area around Rivers was about to experience significant growth.
It didn’t happen.
They ought to have used the Climate Change Models. Those are guaranteed to be accurate, 100%.
The school has twenty nine staff members, including teachers and custodians, which is more than the number of students.
Each of whom is being paid more than you are, and can’t be fired because of the union. Is this a great country, or what?