The Board then retired to Executive Session, as is their custom after every meeting.
There were maybe eight people in the audience who were not school employees or reporters.
To the 12,000 people who voted against the levy - if you want things to change, your involvement needs to be more than just casting a vote. Here's some things you can do:
- Get educated on the basics of school economics. While you are certainly welcome to do the research on your own, I've spent a lot of time over the past few years pulling information together, and I'll be happy to spend time with any person or any gathering of people who want to know more.
- Attend a School Board meeting. The schedule is posted on the District's website. I'm not suggesting that you attend every meeting, but go to a couple to observe the process our Board uses to make decisions. I recommend taking a moment to read this guide from the Ohio School Board Association first.
- Ask questions of and give feedback to our Board members and senior Administrators.
It is not sufficient to just armchair-quarterback when it comes to our schools. Our leaders need to hear from vast silent majority, not just the small circle of folks who (thankfully) volunteer for everything.