"My Town and Yours" Thoughts and Observations of Mark Lange
by Mark Lange,posted Aug 7 2013 6:12AM
The busses are cleaned and inspected. The schools are cleaned and repairs completed (mostly). The teachers officially have one more day off, but if you've driven by the schools in our town you can't help by see that the parking lots have been full for the last week. The kids? They are ready too. School officially starts for three of the four Knox County School Systems on Friday and the last one kicks in with classes on Monday.
There is nothing more important to our future success than the education of our children. Each one of those kids that will be dropped off at school in the next few days - and even the very few that walk to school these days are important to the entire community. Of course we will watch for the kids. Of course we will slow down in school zones. but may I suggest another action?
When you see a school age kid say something positive about school. If they know we believe education is important they will believe its important too.