Monday, May 01, 2006

The League of Extraordinary Public Servants

Tonight we hosted a public forum to discuss the upcoming budget. Two former Board of Education members came and contributed to some very interesting discussion. It was good for the spirit.

A few weeks ago at a policy meeting, I suggested that former Board members be allowed to exercise the same speaking rights during Board meetings as current Board members. It's not so much that I expect a flood of former Board members to suddenly express interest but in cases where they have tackled issues that linger our board would certainly benefit from their experiences.

Another way to accomplish this would be to organize a Board Alumni Association of sorts online where they could plug in their thoughts on what we're trying to accomplish.

From what I heard tonight I think they'd all say, "Get out and vote tomorrow." It's an important exercise.

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