The County will be mailing more than 3,700 permanent absentee ballots in less than two weeks. In 2009, School Board members were elected with less than 1,900 votes. Please don't vote on autopilot. There is too much at stake.
Some of you have children in the public schools now, many of you do not. Many of you have not had kids in the schools in the last 10 years. Your informed vote is critical to the success of our schools.
The quality of instruction at the high school is very uneven. The current school board is not routinely collecting evaluation data, value-added test data and survey data, by teacher and by course, to find out which teachers are objectively advancing the students year by year, and which are not. The data exists, or can be easily collected. Without the data, the board can't follow up to make sure the quality is improving.