Education is a Community Affair
The City of Newberry recently got a grant of $440,000 for community improvement. The current commission voted to dedicate half of that money to building a community center. As a teacher in the community and someone who has dedicated his life to the education of our children, I’m very interested in this project. Community centers have a virtually unlimited potential, but too often, they are poorly managed and poorly financed. Most cities feel that, once they’re built, the city’s responsibility is over. I want to make sure that doesn’t happen in Newberry. I want to bring my experience as a teacher to this project to make sure that our community center offers tutoring, counseling, and guidance to our kids. At the same time, I want to ensure that this doesn’t become an unfair tax burden. We can do that by coming together as a community to bring the initial project in under budget and by bringing in volunteers to make the center a vibrant and engaging facility. I have the experience and contacts to help make our center a success.