The Board will be making decisions on Tuesday including scope of the projects and timing of the vote. As with all of these measures, as a school system we are limited in what we can do. We can't "market" the measure or influence people to vote yes. We can, however, create one fact sheet that can be used multiple times and distributed in a variety of forms. Other than scope and cost, what information must we include in this fact sheet?
- What do those that are not connected to the school system want and need to know?
- What do parents parents want and need to know?
- If the bond measure were to fail, what happens and how much of this information needs to be included in the fact sheet?
- How can I do more than just share factual information?
- Given the lack of urgency in the community, is February the best election date?
If you feel the need to be an active participant in this process, the VOTE Committee is the appropriate venue for participation. They need help with new ideas and people to do the work. There is room for all of us. They can be contacted on their web page found here.
I wasn't able to create a comfort level today in my conversation with the two colleagues who care a great deal about this school system. They are frustrated, concerned, and want to see more action. As the board enters the week for making the critical bond decisions, the time for action is here. The fact sheet will follow the decisions and the community information sharing will increase and become more visible.