A fish by any other name

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 02:06 PM.


My pieces usually have to do with the outdoors in some way but I feel compelled to help get the word out about early registration for school. Pender county schools in our area are severely overcrowded. School budgets have been cut and teacher morale is low. I beg of you, if you know of someone moving to this area or know of a child who will begin kindergarten next year please let them know they need to register their child for school as early as possible. The state disperses funds according to how many kids are registered.  Pender County knows that it will receive a certain percentage of children over what is registered every year but cannot request funds for the children who are not yet registered until later in the year. If you are a pastor or realtor please help make people aware of this situation. Every child deserves and has the right to a good education. As parents we can help by making sure we have the facilities and teachers in place for the next generation. Our economy and future depends on it. If we want to continue to be the best nation in the world we must make sure our children are competitive in the global marketplace. — Chris

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