|KOMO News - Mrs. Clemson's LW Grade 4 Classroom|
One of the problems with this format is that we have little influence on what ends up on the screen. The KOMO News interview lasted for multiple minutes with only a few onscreen seconds from Laurel and me after editing. Unfortunately, the focus in all of these interviews including a radio piece with Kevin Patterson was not on the possibilities resulting from a new Tahoma High School and Regional Learning Center or on how well we are doing. The stations wanted to know about the year-round, multi-track and double shift models. I was even asked if I really believed the system would actually do it in the event of a failed bond measure and I said that we have had many conversations over time and that the current Board would implement the model when the grade level band capacity number is reached. It will be interesting to see what KIRO does as they were the last and provided more of an opportunity to share, though I fear they make focus on the reasons for a "no" vote and my thoughts over time about failed bond measures.
Here is a link to the KOMO News piece with the title telling their focus. By the way, I don't recall ever using the word "warning" when we talk about alternative delivery models.
The only other time I can recall being interviewed related to our bond needs was after the failure of the 2011 measure when a station once again wanted to focus on what would happen next. There has never been a single day or three day period when we have received this much TV exposure on any issue. Don't know if it will make a difference, but if it generates conversation in the community it is all that we can expect.
Related to the bond measure, we learned that as of yesterday there were 137 new voter registrations over the last month and that since the April 2011 election there have been 3397 new registrations. Once again, don't know what this will mean on November 5th, but having more people register to vote is always positive.