Our view: Know your School Board candidatesWho are you going to vote for next week? One excuse you won’t have if you’re reading the Woodbury Bulletin is that you never knew about the candidates vying for South Washington County School Board.
Who are you going to vote for next week?
One excuse you won’t have if you’re reading the Woodbury Bulletin is that you never knew about the candidates vying for South Washington County School Board. There are seven of them. Some are fresh faces. Others are incumbents seeking re-election. All of them will be on the ballot, and it will be up to you – the voter – to decide who you think are the best people for the job.
After Nov. 8, three of them will be among a select group that steers the ship of local education. And its funding. And your tax dollars.
We encourage you to read all about them in this week’s edition of the Bulletin. Know their names. Know their positions. Know their motivations.
It’s all here in your hands, and we’ve done the work for you.
On the Woodbury Bulletin's website are full stories giving you insight into the candidates and their thoughts on some of the most important issues facing the district today.
Reporters from the Bulletin newspapers made sure to ask each of them about budget cuts, referendum measures, Spanish immersion and No Child Left Behind – in addition to learning why the candidates want the job.
Why should any of this matter to you? Let’s recap. If you’re a parent, these issues have a direct impact on the education your child receives.
If you’re not a parent, the decisions School?Board members make - and their repercussions - on budgetary issues will have an impact on your pocketbook.
No, this isn’t presidential politics. That and a full slate of other political posts will garner our attention next year.
But that doesn’t mean these candidates – who will be responsible for the direction and shape the district takes over the next four years – deserve anything less than your fullest attention right now.
Read. Learn. Vote.