"Derek King is an outstanding board member on the Victor Valley High School
District. I got a chance to talk to him today at a Latina Summit. He
gave up his saturday morning to support our young students. He was the
only board member to attend. I have heard that he attends most things.
The first rule of doing a good job is showing up and Derek King shows up.
"Is it ok for a school board member/parent to volunteer at their school?
"it really helped me
"The job of the school board is to facilitate as an advisory council and to
assist the Superintendent in governing the overall affairs of the school
district. Each and and every level of their decision making should be
child based, child focused and child centered. Anything outside of these
areas become egotistic and ego-centered and stray away from their true
calling and purpose.
"Never thought about running for any type of office until my kid's school
fell into some very serious financial troubles (10 million in the hole).
Town is approximately 5,000 in pop. and small enough that rumors and news
travel fast. When the state of Texas sends a conservator to fix the
problem by firing 200 employees, you know it's time to do something.
Superintendent removed with pay, can't afford to buy out contract.
Local news pays attention to all the layoffs but never makes any mention
of what it does to the kids or the teachers moral, by-the-way no teacher
raises for 3 years.
I googled 'what makes a good school board member?' and your site popped
up. Thank you for making up my mind just need to figure how to run. "
"In your opinion is a public school board member, while a member of the school board, sent their oldest child to the public school where that child was valevictorian and their younger child to a parochial school three years later, an effective school board member."
"Thank you. I'm running for our local board and I'm preparing for a candidate forum. This site provided much of what I needed to prepare."
I am considering running for our local school board this year. This is an excellent article that had important insights and added direction for my campaign. Thank you for this website!"
"If a person fills out a form in a timely manner to get on the agenda of a school board meeting, can they be denied that right? Our school has a policy that the administration has the right to not allow people a place on the agenda. Several teachers and patrons have been denied this right. Is this legal? Doesn't seem fair."
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