By DALE GRAHAM
The Cheatham County Board of Education met in regular session Monday night.
All members were present.
During the public forum, former Pegram Elementary School Teacher Kathy Cundall spoke to the Board as “an advocate of music education” and band, encouraging board members to “consider music education as a high priority for our children”. Aiden Mullen also spoke later and encouraged support of music education in the schools.
Kingston Springs resident John Gusty also spoke to the board. Gusty spoke about threatening letters received by him and the S. C. Advocate Newspaper 7 months ago over a “Letter to the Editor” he had written and the paper had printed about the handling of the ACLU lawsuit restrictions. He pointed out that since then the board as a whole has not acknowledged nor condemned those letters in any way. Gusty went on to encourage the county’s graduates to “stand your ground” during their graduation speeches. “They have the constitutional right to say anything they want in their speeches”, including scripture and prayer. He received a round of applause when he was finished.
Kingston Springs resident Zach Clayton spoke out about the way “some people have acted and continued to act toward Dr. Webb and the Board”, voicing concerns “loudly without finding out the facts”. He added that he hoped the Board would continue to support Webb.
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