School supporters rallying to save teachers

Bainbridge parents and students are using car washes, a coin drive and lemonade stands to drum up enough money to retain recently laid-off teachers.

They’re planning a to wash cars at the Chevron station at the corner of High School Road and Hildebrand Lane this afternoon. A large, all-day yard sale is slated for Saturday at Wilkes Elementary. Also on Saturday, a rally will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the High School Road roundabout to encourage support for the Bainbridge Schools Foundation’s “Save Our Teachers” effort.

“The goal is to collect as much money as possibly by June 30 to hire back as many teachers as possible,” foundation Executive Director Vicky Marsing told Sun education reporter Marietta Nelson. “We’re really looking to make a broad appeal to a lot of different families.”

Read the rest of Nelson’s story here.