School maintenance should be priority

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 24, 2006

To the Editor:

I was downright depressed and embarrassed to read about the maintenance report given at a recent Selma City School Board meeting and reported in your paper. It’s unbelievable!

School has been in session about a month. Did the &8220;powers that be&8221; think the problem would go away, so nothing was done over the summer to alleviate it?

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The American Heritage Dictionary gives these two definitions of maintenance: 1) The action of continuing, carrying on, preserving or retaining something, 2) the work of keeping something on proper condition.

As the well-worn expression goes &045; &8220;Where does the buck stop?&8221;

Wherever it does, he or she should be shown the door.

Maintenance service should be a top priority for all the school buildings.

Ruth J. Brooks