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Sullivan loses credibility with false statements

Mr. Neil Sullivan is attributing to Dr. Bob Todd statements he did not make. Dr. Todd did not criticize student, teacher, or staff performance. He has made it clear that system quality will decline unless it more efficiently manages its financial resources.

Mr. Sullivan should stop trying to shift the focus from the real issues of over-building schools and spending millions of dollars on land that is not needed.

He needs to know that the district knew in 2005 (according to board records) they were going to construct schools to house 3,000 more students than were projected to be enrolled; therefore, the school board and staff are responsible for the resulting financial dilemma in which they find themselves.

They apparently assumed that the operation of extra schools would not be a problem. Financing has, however, become a problem due to declining enrollment. a reduced local tax digest, and, for the first time, real cuts in state funding.

Mr. Sullivan loses credibility when he says that he is “pleased” with the school board’s actions related to this financial debacle. Dr. Bob Todd should be commended, not criticized, for pointing to the poor planning in these areas and for seeking solutions to the problems created.

Edith Carpenter

Fayetteville, Ga.



DBarlow's picture

Mr. Neil Sullivan, please go to and watch the video of Dr. Bob Todd as he answers questions during the forum that Mr. Caves did not attend, for whatever reason. In my opinion, Mr. Caves could not take the public scrutiny and feared he would be exposed as an incompetent candidate. Just saying. And yes Mr. Sullivan, I do believe that God is in control and His word is infallible. "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free", John 8:32.

Proud Citizen of Fayette County, Tyrone, Georgia. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life..John 3:16

It's interesting that he has ignored this response to his letter, possibly because he has no good answer. He knows his original letter was inaccurate, he just hoped no one would notice.

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