For the past 11-plus years, I have had the honor and pleasure of serving on the Columbia County Board of Education. I am thankful for all the support that I have received and the friendships I have made. Columbia County truly is blessed to have such a tremendous team of educators, support staff and volunteers to provide a first-rate educational opportunity for our students.
As I leave the board, I would ask the voters in the District 1 to consider casting a vote for David Dekle. I have come to the conclusion that with the challenges facing us in the area of education, David is a solid and smart choice for the position. I applaud those who have stepped forward and offered their time and energy to serve, but at this time David has the experience, skills and desire to be a valued member of the school board and a great representative for the district.
Again, it has been my pleasure to serve and I offer my prayers and support to those who continue to make Columbia County schools the asset that it is to our community.
(Wayne Bridges represents Columbia County Board of Education District 1.)