My colleage, Andrew Dys, whose less-than-subtle approach is responsible for countless angry letters to the editor, drew the ire of a Rock Hill school board member this week.
In a post on his education blog, board member Jim Vining wrote: “Andrew demonstrates a problem of getting involved when you don't know what you're talking about.”
Vining took issue with a Sunday column in which Dys wrote:
In a long letter to the editor this week that ran Thursday, the Rock Hill schools superintendent wrote, buried deep in the middle of an explanation about the district not having enough of your money, that the district has "scheduled meetings of York County school district finance officials and superintendents to discuss options to maximize funds by working together."
Does that bureaucratic double-talk mean these people are going to discuss consolidating the four school districts in York County?
By almost any statistical measure, Fort Mill is outperforming Rock Hill and every other district in this state. What Fort Mill parent wants to have their district fall to a standard, to results, lower than what they have? Not me.
Vining offered his take and fired back a couple zingers.
Dys, to my knowledge, hasn’t responded.
However, his most recent blog post takes aim at the Rock Hill school district’s high school track troubles, and the $1.5 million it might cost to fix them. I’m sure his post will be just as well-received by school officials.