Fortunately, I do know what has happened and I have been involved and Mrs. Salata’s accusations are without merit. I am a member of SCRAM! and I chair the Special Committee to Recall Marlow.
First, SCRAM! was started as a means to bring attention to a problem in our county and to call responsible citizens to action. SCRAM! exists today with one purpose — to protect the integrity of the Cherokee County School District and to support its 39,000 plus students.
SCRAM! is not a “hate group” and SCRAM! members are not “bullies.” We are a group of parents, educators, students and concerned citizens that care about the well-being of all children of Cherokee County.
Please be assured that the SCRAM! Facebook page is monitored. However, with nearly 2,000 members, it is difficult to police every comment made.
SCRAM!, as a group, would never condone negative comments about anyone’s children being made on its page. I have personally never seen negative comments about Ms. Marlow’s children — only comments of concern. That being said, if the facts stated were misconstrued and found offensive, please accept our apologies.
If there are remarks in the future, as Mrs. Salata claims, they should be documented and brought to the attention of the page administrator.
Just for the record, it didn’t take SCRAM! or the Ethics Hearing to malign Kelly Marlow’s reputation — she alone did that. It is very unfortunate that her family and friends now feel that burden as well.
As adults, we have a duty to set examples for our children. The example I am setting for mine is that you can’t be afraid to stand up for what is right. It isn’t always an easy position to be in and taking the high road is, admittedly, a challenge.
Kelly Marlow made this issue personal for me when she unethically sent a selfish letter to SACS because she was frustrated with her own inability to function as an effective member of the Cherokee County Board of Education.
I have three children who attend CCSD schools. One is a junior who has attended since kindergarten. I refused to sit by and watch Ms. Marlow jeopardize my son’s dreams of attending his college of choice due to some petty, personal vendetta that she feels must be settled on the dais of the Board of Education.
There is a very simple solution — Kelly Marlow needs to resign. Ms. Marlow has had a stressful year with the loss of her father, an election, a divorce, and an arrest.
As part of her close family, Mr. And Mrs. Salata are in the perfect position to encourage Kelly to take care of herself and get her house in order. There is no shame in realizing one’s limitations. The only shame is in continuing to expose herself, her family, her county and the school district to continued ridicule and expense with her shenanigans.
Michelle Reynolds Albers