Franklin County schools still face painful cuts despite a little more money from supervisors.
Public pressure prompted Franklin County supervisors on Tuesday to kick in $300,000 more in support of public schools. The small gesture came with big strings: Supervisors would like the school board to restore middle school sports and send bright freshmen to the governor’s school, and they’d like for people to stop blaming them.
Supervisors are not callous villains. No. But they aren’t heroes of public school education, either. Nor when they squander children’s potential are they very good stewards of the county’s resources.