Canton City Council needs truant officer
June 11, 2013 11:54 PM | 1692 views | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Webster uses one word to define a Truant Officer — “Attendance” Officer. He uses a few more words to define “truant” — a person who neglects his or her work or duties.

I live in Cherokee County, thankfully not in the city limits of Canton. I have hesitated to be critical of the Canton City Council because I do not vote in their elections.

However, when the council is doing, or not doing, things that affect me as a Cherokee citizen, I need to have a say.

Last week’s truancy from the council meeting is inexcusable. These grown men (in age) are continually fighting like immature children.

Last Saturday’s Tribune devoted a lot of ink to how to address their truancy. When I was a high school student, if I skipped school without an excuse from home I got detention for so many hours or days depending on the “why” I was absent.

If I was a repeat truant, I could be suspended or expelled from school. I didn’t get to argue my rights to be a truant.

I hope my Board of Commissioners will not obligate me to some childish, poorly thought out desire to spend any of my hard-earned tax dollars on this Kindergarten Class of Officials.

Zachary W. Henderson

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