The Sumner County Democratic Party would like to announce its full support of repealing the 1981 Financial Management Act.
“It is important to remove unnecessary barriers surrounding educational resources,” said Charles Ihrig, SCDP Chair. “The School Boards are elected and can manage their own money as well as any other elected body.”
Citizens and groups from across the political spectrum in Sumner County have come out in support of the repeal, which just goes to show that this is truly not a partisan issue.
The focus of the Commission’s decision should be to protect the students and taxpayers. There has yet to be any solid proof that the 1981 Act would save our county a single penny.
Newly appointed Director of Schools Dr. Del Phillips deserves better than this, and so do our children.
The SCDP encourages all citizens to contact their county commissioner and encourage them to repeal the 1981 Act.
“There is simply no need for increased bureaucracy in an already politicized system,” said Ihrig.
The County Commission is scheduled to vote on the 1981 Act at 7 p.m. Monday, June 20.