September 10, 2009
(Bostwick, Buckhead, Madison, Rutledge)
• The Rutledge City Council voted unanimously Thursday to adopt the city's fiscal year 2010 General Fund and Water/Sewer budgets. The sole change made to the General Fund budget, set to total almost $422,000 for FY10, involved moving more than $4,000 from Recreation and Parks and Capital Outlays to allow for work on grants to benefit Rutledge as well as work on the city's Web site. The Water/Sewet budget, at more than $335,000 for FY10, was approved as proposed.
Education in Morgan County
• President Obama spoke to the nation's school-age students in an address at lunchtime on Tuesday about "the importance of taking responsibility for their education, challenging them to set goals and do everything they can to succeed," according to the White House Web site, whitehouse.gov.
Apparently, some in the county voiced their concerns as to whether local students would be required to watch the address.
"The presidential address is being handled the way we do other opportunities like this: schools and teachers have the opportunity to view this if it fits within their schedule and curriculum," Superintendent Dr. Stan DeJarnett said.
DeJarnett has asked media specialists at Morgan County's schools to record the address and archive it, so that teachers can play it later, if need be. "Nobody's requiring teachers to use it or students to watch it," DeJarnett said. "If they want to watch it live, they can."