In 2013 our district came together and we stood united to stop a grave injustice. After we rallied together, we swore we’d keep an eye on the board to make sure that they have our kid’s best interest in mind.
I am proud to say, we have done absolutely that. We took a stand and voted out the old board (as many of them as we could) that was so willing to make a mockery out of our district. We have voted in a new board that cares deeply about what happens to our students.
Regretfully, the change in leadership came too late to stop the damaging actions of the old board, which has now left us with a serious monetary shortfall.
As the school administration and the school board try and find a way out of our current financial issues, you are once again showing up and standing tall for our schools and students. You showed up en masse to let the administration and school board know how deeply you care about our kid’s education. They know that the public is watching.
There is one significant difference between the current board and the old board though…the current board WANTS you there. They WANT to hear what your concerns are. Your concerns are their concerns. They don’t have all of the answers, they need us to help them figure out what to do. The decisions they are making are hard and your feedback helps them with perspective. So please, keep sharing your concerns, ideas, and suggestions.
If you want to hear that sentiment directly from the board themselves, follow this link and fast forward to 25 minutes and 30 seconds by clicking the bar at the bottom of the video. You will get to hear the heartfelt thanks the board is giving to the public and their promises that they are working tirelessly to find the best solution to a difficult problem.
So in that spirit, I’d like to offer up my services to collect any concerns or suggestions you might have for the school board. I will gather them all up and send them to all of the board members. I can’t say what they will do with the information once I send it, but based on what I’ve seen, they will take them seriously.
You can either reply to this post, tweet @bwAction, or email me at bwsdJack@gmail.com. I look forward to seeing what you have to say.