The Floyd County School System has implemented a Confidential Reporting System to Superintendent link on its web site.  The system allows citizens to send a complaint about an issue with the school system directly to Superintendent Terry Arbogast.

This is a good step. Any citizen can use the form on the web site and those worried about repercussions can do so anonymously.

At the county board of supervisors Tuesday, Arbogast said he takes the safety of school students "very serously" and investigates any and all complaints brought to his attention. He also said recent complaints aired on this web site about the operation of school buses by some drivers in the system should have also been made to his office but were not. He makes a good point.

Our thanks to the school superintendent for taking this step.