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Schools director says pricey bags won’t be ordered

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I would like to explain the confusion over the “bag” issue that has occurred with the school system. 
These bags WERE NOT ORDERED AND WILL NOT BE ORDERED BY THE SYSTEM. 
It has always been the procedure of the courthouse to call when they receive a questionable requisition from different departments. 
They will then send the requisition back for review.  I did not receive a call on this requisition. It was sent to the newspaper instead of calling me. 
(Editor’s note: The requisition was not sent to the newspaper, but a reporter was given a tip to check the records.) 
We would be happy to provide any documentation necessary to prove this never happened. 
We will work harder in our communication with the courthouse in handling any requisitions that are questionable. 
I believe it is evident by our clean audits and not asking for a tax increase since the 1980s that this school board and system have been excellent stewards of the funding received. 
Eric Harbin does an outstanding job of managing the business department and does not deserve the personal attacks that have been levied against him. 
Gary Aytes
Director of schools