June 12, 2013

Letter: Learning from Murray County

— My name is Andrew Johnston and I will attend Coahulla Creek High School in the fall. I would like to express my opinion about when Whitfield County starts its school year.

I think Whitfield County Schools should start at the same time as Murray County Schools. My observation is that a longer school day and fewer days would be more effective than a longer school year. This is shown by test scores of Whitfield County versus Murray County.

Furthermore, Whitfield County would not only improve academically, but save money by not running the air conditioning in the summer month of August.

Andrew Johnston