Monday, August 27, 2007

What are you going to do next August?

A suggestion for all those disgruntled parents who are fed up with the way their children are being treated by MNPS, angry about half days, air conditioning, SSA, magnet slots--now may be a good time to consider whether you want to get involved in making changes at the Board of Education. Next August Ed Kindall , George Thompson , Gracie Porter and MNPS BOE Chair Marsha Warden are up for re-election.

You're welcome to let the Chamber of Commerce, the SEIU, the MNEA, and other interested parties with cash and a cadre of ready volunteers make that decision for you. Or, you can start to plan now to find and support folks who will actually hold the system accountable and vote the way you want them to vote.

Put aside the petty squabbles over decisions already made. Look toward August and what the next BOE can and should do. You want a different system? Elect a different BOE.