We appreciate the attention in the Dec. 18 Chronicle to the possibility of using Columbia County school classrooms for some teacher preparation classes, but the article overstated our plans.
It would be convenient for our students who are in clinical or internship experiences to be able to meet with our faculty members in K-12 school settings. The School of Education at Augusta State University and the Columbia County schools, however, have not developed plans to offer this or any other kind of classes in Columbia County. Clearly, Augusta State University is not planning to develop another "campus" in Grovetown or anywhere else.
The School of Education, of which I am dean, places a high value on cooperative efforts with all levels and sectors of education in the Augusta area, from pre-kindergarten programs through college, public and private. In this regard, it was good to see The Chronicle's timely attention to the brief discussion between me and Superintendent Tom Dohrmann.
Robert N. Freeman, Augusta