School board swears in Scott today to fill seat of late husband

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 8:06 AM
Last updated Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 12:19 PM
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A new member of the Richmond County Board of Education will be officially sworn in at 5:30 p.m. today at the board’s Broad Street office.

Patsy Scott will be sworn in today to take the Richmond school board left vacant by the death of her husband Joe Scott last summer.  Special
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Patsy Scott will be sworn in today to take the Richmond school board left vacant by the death of her husband Joe Scott last summer.

Patsy Scott, wife of District 5 school board trustee Joe Scott who died in July, won her husband’s seat in a three-way race earlier this month. The retired nurse campaigned on continuing the tradition of her husband as well as ensuring that students have access to needed resources, keeping parents informed of issues and supporting good pay for teachers.

Following Mrs. Scott’s swearing-in ceremony, she’ll then take part in her first official board meeting, where policies aimed at everything from saggy pants to mini-fridges will be discussed. The saggy pants policy will have its final vote and would ban those attending after school events such as football games while wearing pants that sag so low underwear is exposed.

The mini-fridge policy aims to rid schools and board offices of unnecessary mini-fridges, which can cost the system thousands in energy expenses.

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lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 11/17/09 - 09:57 am
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cut down on "mini-fridges" to

cut down on "mini-fridges" to save thousands, but build b-ball gymnasiums/new football stadiums/running tracks for schools with consistantly low test scores and graduation rates...yeah that's a real money saver for the poor property owners...BTW great to have another legacy electee joining local government...especially since her platform was to continue with her late husbands policies..i guess that means continued runaway spending on unnecessary athletic venues at the expense of insufficient number of textbooks/school supplies, poor academic performance, all traditional high schools in the county that falied to meet ayp, low graduation rates, wasteful spending on ineffective and useless programs that offer very little in beneficial returns to the taxpayers and society as a whole, continued budget deficits, poor if any support for the frontline professionals-teachers, parapros, busdrivers etc...need i say more.......

Just Another Day
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Just Another Day 11/17/09 - 10:23 am
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In a pre-vote Television

In a pre-vote Television interview she stated she wants to be elected because she "was there and available". That's it?????? There and available? That's her major two points? Hey, Mickey Mouse is there and available but that doesn't mean he will make a good politician. She's politically naive and don't know what she is stepping into. Good job Richmond County voters, electing a senile old lady instead of young, educated with young blood candidate that can help Dr Bedden out in the real issues and not just continuing a contrversial legacy......

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Just Another Day 11/17/09 - 10:26 am
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Listening to her radio

Listening to her radio candidacy speech, she sounded like a robot reading off of "cue-cards". I believe she even paused in the middle of the reading to turn the page. "My name is Patsy.........(pause)........Scott and I'm running for.......RCBOE....." LOL LOL What a farse.

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 11/17/09 - 11:39 am
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just, thank you for your

just, thank you for your insightfull comments..this is why no traditional high school made ayp, or that rich cnty has the 6th higest dropout rate for black males in the ENTIRE country. in my posts there havn't been ONE, NOT ONE reply from a school borad member regarding steps that need to be done other than raise taxes, programs for the "at risk youths" (which incidentially DON'T WORK). rich cnty has to of the best high schools in the ENTIRE state but flat out refuses to apply that learning model to all of its schools for fear of losing educational $$ from the state/federal gov'ts. it is easier to mentions the lofty intentions than it is to do what is needed to be done...gear the education process to those who want and yearn to get an education and cut the deadwood loose and send them back to their sorry and trifling parent(s) or guardian..so just all its going to be is more of the same but at a high tax burden of all home owners..ms. cain did say in one of her few prior post that by voting to raise taxes she will be raising them on herself, but waht she didn't say was the school board had maxed out their mill rate last yr an was prohibited by law from raising it any higher.

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