As a long time educator, I wanted to express my views about the Green Locals Schools and the upcoming levy. This year I began teaching at Green after 35 years of experience in Lawrence County. I really did not know what to expect, but I did know they had three excellent people I had worked with before. Sandy Mers, is an outstanding leader, and does a wonderful job as superintendent, you can’t find a better person than principal JD Emnett, a man who always puts the students first, and honestly cares about them and their future, and Dan McDavid, who is truly dedicated to the students of Green and goes out of his way to help them. As I began the year I have been amazed at what a great staff there is at Green ,from the board of education, administrators, teachers and service personel. Even thought the building is old, and money is tight, I have seen these people work extremely hard for their students, putting in many extra hours, and spending their own money to supplement their supplies. What they have achieved as a school is amazing considering how bare bones the budget for them is. They don’t complain, or gripe, they just roll up their sleeves and get the job done. The teachers are amongst the best I have ever worked with. They are innovative, creative, and extremely motivated to make the students of Green the absolute best they can be. I ask the voters of the Green Local Schools to now step up and support these wonderful people, and most of all support the children of the district by voting yes on the upcoming levy. You can’t put a price tag on what a quality education can do for these students, they are our future and it is up to us to make sure they get the best chance at reaching their full potential.
Harold R. Smith