My father served on the school board when I was in high school...let's just say that it wasn't a good experience. Basically the school board went to war with each other. Half of them loved the superintendent and the other half (including my father) hated him. As a result they were always pissed off at each other and accomplished very little.
But that was just his experience. Don't let it dissuade you from running or encouraging others to run. Your experience may be a lot better.
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I can't. This is important.
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The conflict of interest is questionable.
However important the transparency and openness are, I believe a lot of reform is necessary.
The school board represent a public entity, maybe they should issue "policy papers' to the public(those who trouble themselves to attend meetings). If, somehow the public could unify and act as a force, then their concerns would have weight.
Kudos to those who do attend the meetings.
And many more for those who run for office.
If you don't like the way its run then make yourself heard and/or rally voters to elect new people. But I'd recommend involving yourself more before jumping to conclusions about what ought to be done.
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So the general public of tax payers, parents and the community at large are hillbillies and want to be teachers, eh?
And how did you come to that "educated" guess?
I have done exactly that on several occasions. Why would you believe I have not already? Unfortunately, we have a relatively new board this year and a changing of the guard in our district - that is why I mentioned this meeting in particular to be "enlightening". Not to mention that protocol seems to have changed as far as how these meetings are "run". How are BOE meetings run in your district, out of curiosity.If you don't like the way its run then make yourself heard and/or rally voters to elect new people.
Giving some particulars over how a meeting is run is nothing more than explaining why I am presenting my question - I know how three school districts conduct their board meetings and I have to say, this newest board needs improvement.
And how exactly, do you know how much I've involved myself already? I have not "jumped" to anything. I go to the board meetings not only as a parent but as a tax payer and an employee of the school district.But I'd recommend involving yourself more before jumping to conclusions about what ought to be done.
I am concerned about the education my children are receiving and I want to ensure that my tax dollars are working FOR my children and everyone else's children. I don't want to see education dollars wasted and I want to see action instead of apathy.
Is there something wrong with this?
Are you on a school board somewhere? You seem awfully defensive and ready to jump to conclusions yourself.