South Waikato News - - Your Paper, Your Place - R Young

Ever tried to play a Youtube video, on a data pro­jec­tor, to a math class in the South Waikato schools?

You can’t for lack of ad­e­quate equip­ment in ev­ery school and ev­ery class room.

Along comes An­drew (AJ) Munro, new Toko­roa Po­lice youth aid of­fi­cer, with ed­u­ca­tion at­ten­dance his key fo­cus and ‘‘keep­ing them out of the court sys­tem’’ (SWN p8 July 5).

South Waikato District Coun­cil’s an­nual plan process sub­mis­sion had wa­ter bot­tling plant of­fer­ing to sup­port com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment, elected body, for com­mu­nity out­comes, for around $2 mil­lion a year, but Coun­cil, un­der Mayor Sin­clair and CEO Hall, brushed it off.

The 35 year con­sent was granted with no flow back to im­prove our schools and com­mu­nity.

‘‘AJ’’, the SW Coun­cil could do bet­ter for our chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion.

This year’s South Waikato District Coun­cil an­nual plan sub­mis­sions, for 2018, should state cre­ative ways, from all con­cerned lo­cal res­i­dents, as to how to use our wa­ter to keep kids in schools and out of courts.

In 2018/2019 the new Mayor, CEO and MP must not brush com­mu­nity sub­mis­sions off like the old Coun­cil did in grant­ing the con­sent to Coca-cola Amatil.

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