Liner, Fleming hold community chat

  • Thursday, September 26, 2013

Aiken County School Board members Keith Liner and Ray Fleming will host an upcoming community chat for Area 2 students.

The event, which Liner said the duo tries to have at least twice a school year, is to give parents a chance to speak out and learn about any new programs. It will be Monday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Nancy Carson Library.

In addition to the public’s input, an update will be provided on North Augusta High School’s construction.

“It’s a session that we use to get some information out to the community and field questions,” Liner said. “We try to do one at the beginning of the year and one at the end. In the past, we’ve had changes to cellphone policies or discipline or freshman academies. Unfortunately, this year we don’t have anything really new. We have some familiar faces in new places, and the new synergistic lab, but I think that’s about it for new things.

“We try to do that things may be interested in. We have the drawings that the architect showed us of the high school. We have the schedule for the bids so that people will get an idea of when there will be some dirt moving up there. We also do short budget updates to keep people in tune with how strapped we are for money and things like that.”

Liner said his and Fleming’s portion typically lasts a brief five to 10 minutes, and, from there, it’s all about the questions. The ground rules include no questions about specific teachers at locations, but general stuff is fair game.

For more information, call Liner at 803-279-0238 or Fleming at 803-279-5001.

Scott Rodgers is the news editor at the North Augusta Star and has been with the paper since January 2013.

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