By Sherri Ellington
At the only government meeting that was not cancelled due to the snowstorm last week, learning support specialists from each school gave a report on current test data and other changes due to the Georgia Common Core Curriculum to the board of education.
“Lamar County elementary is tired of putting a Band-Aid on our kids, scratching the surface so they can pass the state test and get to the next level,” said Marci Vining at the Feb. 11 meeting. “When we run the new reports they go way deep. We have third graders who are at a kindergarten level in some areas. The status quo is no longer acceptable.”