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    Post School Board - Would you or have you?

    Would you or have you ever run for a position on a school board.

    If you have served, what was your experience like....

    If you have not, but would like to... what would you hope to accomplish during your tenure.

    *I attended a school board meeting tonight and have to say that our current "representatives" need to be ousted during this next election. It would be nice if more than one member actually HAD students attending the district they are supposedly representing in order to practice what they preach (so to speak). I know several people who would be good candidates but was wondering what others experiences have been. Thanks!

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    Re: School Board - Would you or have you?

    No, but someone who holds an elected local office did try to convince me to run.


    How was the meeting? Did many attend? I went to a few.
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    Re: School Board - Would you or have you?

    I was told the meeting was 'stimulating'
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    Re: School Board - Would you or have you?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    No, but someone who holds an elected local office did try to convince me to run.


    How was the meeting? Did many attend? I went to a few.
    It was actually enlightening. They (IMO) don't run things as they should since they are supposed to represent the parents/community of the school district. They are very secretive, often times retiring into executive session, only to return with no inkling over what it is they discussed.

    Hey.. I don't need to know the nitty gritty, but the basic jist of what was just discussed would be nice.

    Budget cuts, layoffs, and other various things that affects a district and a community as small as this one - needs to have more transparency and communication in place.

    They always open the meetings with the chance to let the general public speak and they have 2 minutes to voice their concerns, praise or grievance. I don't have a problem with time limits as you have to set some standard otherwise we'd still be sitting there... but there needs to be a short time at the end of said meetings where the public may ask questions or ask for clarifications over what was discussed in open forum.

    Currently the community at large is treated with disdain... and for elected positions, this shocks me.

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    Re: School Board - Would you or have you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    I was told the meeting was 'stimulating'


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    Re: School Board - Would you or have you?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    It was actually enlightening. They (IMO) don't run things as they should since they are supposed to represent the parents/community of the school district. They are very secretive, often times retiring into executive session, only to return with no inkling over what it is they discussed.

    Hey.. I don't need to know the nitty gritty, but the basic jist of what was just discussed would be nice.

    Budget cuts, layoffs, and other various things that affects a district and a community as small as this one - needs to have more transparency and communication in place.

    They always open the meetings with the chance to let the general public speak and they have 2 minutes to voice their concerns, praise or grievance. I don't have a problem with time limits as you have to set some standard otherwise we'd still be sitting there... but there needs to be a short time at the end of said meetings where the public may ask questions or ask for clarifications over what was discussed in open forum.

    Currently the community at large is treated with disdain... and for elected positions, this shocks me.

    IA re: the feedback. Ours also allowed the public a chance to 'speak', but it was at the end, and it wasn't Q&A. A member of the public made a statement, then moved aside to let someone else make a statement. The board did not answer questions.
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    r u going to run, Girl?
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    Re: School Board - Would you or have you?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    r u going to run, Girl?
    I was thinking about it. Problem is, I'm sure that would be a conflict of interest since I'm a district employee - at least for now.

    Even though I have two children in the district attending school and I'm a taxpayer.

    If not me, I know some people here that would be very good at it and at the very least would know where parents/taxpayers were coming from.

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    Re: School Board - Would you or have you?

    As a Kansan, please tell me your not considering running for the school board so you can ban evolution again.
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    Re: School Board - Would you or have you?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    As a Kansan, please tell me your not considering running for the school board so you can ban evolution again.
    *I* never banned any such thing.

    I would never ban evolution - but I suppose you're making assumptions based on my location; not on the type of person I am or how I view things.

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