Bedford County, Va. supervisor stands by “crybabies” comment

POSTED: 8:53 AM May 02 2013   UPDATED: 5:29 PM May 02 2013

Bedford County Supervisor Annie Pollard says she is standing by her comment that some teachers are "crybabies."

Pollard drew the ire of teachers and county school board members after she made the comment last week at a board of supervisors meeting. Pollard was responding to an earlier request by some teachers for more school funding from the county.

The News & Advance reports that Pollard issued a statement Wednesday saying the county has some of the best teachers in Virginia. She says her comment was directed to a few teachers, specific school board members and school staff.

Pollard says taxpayers count on her to protect their tax dollars.

School board chairman Gary Hostutler said earlier this week that Pollard's comment was demeaning.