It’s official. I dropped off the letter of intent and statement of interests today. I am seeking a 3 year term on the school board for our district. Wish me luck. Given my background in technology, I imagine that if I get elected, I will be on the technology committee. Anything that we can do to prepare students for the future, be it technology or what have you, we need to find a way to do it. It will be interesting to see what happens. Since we placed David in the psychiatric facility last fall, our interactions with the school have been largely nonexistent. Other than parent teacher conferences, or IEP meetings for our other children at the high school, things have been for the most part positive. With that, there will be little for me to write about our district. If I don’t win election, it will seem like
Our school is developing a bullying policy. I have been invited as have all parents in the community to participate in this process. I applaud the school for hosting these meetings, and doing so at times that are convenient to most parents. That said, it would be nice if more parents would be involved in the process. It is going to take the whole community to make this change in our student’s lives. If they don’t see their parents buying into the policy and curriculum, then they won’t buy into it either. The bullying policy needs to hold all participants accountable. Students, Faculty, Support Staff and Administration. If all participants are not held to the same standard, then we will quickly lose the buy in of the people all are here to educate. Hopefully more people from the community will take it upon themselves to get involved in this process.
Last week you may remember that I wrote about our school district being on the news. Here is the original post Today I received a response from the reporter. The story was not meant to be offensive to you or your family in anyway. The incident was only mentioned to let viewers know that bullying is a problem in the smaller schools of North Dakota. NAME REDACTED explained and the sheriff did as well that it was just boys rough housing. Therefore, that is why the story was written the way it was. Several of my staff proofed the story before it aired. I am sorry if you found if offensive or unfair. In no way was I trying to favor one side over the other. I am very sorry to hear what your daughter has undergone. I am impressed to receive a response to my email. I should