A large sign being contemplated for the entrance of the new Clarke County High School was criticized at today’s Board of Supervisors work session.
The sign, which has reportedly already been purchased by school officials, warns against loitering, trespassing, rollerblading, skateboarding, alcohol, tobacco, weapons and pets on school property.
Supervisor’s chairman Michael Hobert characterized the sign as “hideous” and asked Joint Administrative Services director Tom Judge to ask the School Board to reconsider the 4’x6’ sign’s use in a rural community like Clarke County.
“This sign looks like something that you would see in a highly urbanized area,” Hobert said. “I wish that you would just ask them to consider school signage carefully.”
The new sign is just one component of a $10,000 signage request from the School Board and approved by the Supervisors finance committee today.
Judge said that it was his understanding that the sign verbiage had been suggested by an education association and, although not required by law, was designed maximize the school division’s legal leverage should a violation occur on school property.