Education continues to be hot topic at Crackerbarrels

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Another Legislative Crackerbarrel meeting took place Saturday, and the pressing topic of education was once again the hot button issue.

The Piedmont Valley American Legion hosted a Crackerbarrel Saturday afternoon allowing the public to ask questions and voice their concerns.

Representatives from Districts 29 and 33 addressed the area of education.

The funding formula, salaries, cuts and how well the students are being educated were all addressed, and Representative Jacqueline Sly says they are still looking for solutions.

Representative Jacqueline Sly says, "We have to start thinking outside the box. If we want our small schools, and most communities, they want their small schools, but then we have to be willing to look at some of the possibilities to deliver that education so that kids are getting the best education, that they have a strong Chemistry teacher or a strong physics teacher or a higher level math teacher, so big discussions."

Another major concern was the need for road repair and highway funding.

Representative Dean Wink says that the funding system for roads is behind and this is the first year he feels the legislation sees the need for funding.