WMAC's Krok Takes On School Board
February 24, 2009 at 12:26 PM (PT)
CUMULUS Talk WMAC-A/MACON morning host CHRIS KROK is leading a challenge to the BIBB COUNTY school board after discovering that an elementary school spent $700 for police to supervise an OBAMA rally on inauguration day, with the elementary students chanting "yes, we can" and marching.
Outraged at the expense for the rally while some schools are operating without heat or other crucial utilities and facilities, and noting that the school in question is ranked as the second-worst elementary school in the state of GEORGIA, KROK asked Superintendent SHARON PATTERSON twice via phone and e-mail to answer how much money was spent district-wide on inauguration day. Failing to get a reply, KROK led listeners on a march to the BIBB COUNTY School Board meeting to confront the board.
KROK notes that the district now says it needs to cut $1 million from its budget and may slash 90 elementary teachers across the district and says “this is only the beginning of holding the district accountable.”