I have been struggling lately with trying to find my voice as I write. I am not tired of writing. Nor have I run out of things to say. I am just stepping back and wondering about some of the issues I wish to write about now that I am an elected official.
I want to chronicle my years on the board of education for any number of reasons. First and foremost is the fact that I write about what I do and I want to write about this experience. Second, I think a lot of voters do not know what being on a board of education entails. I want to let people know what it is all about so that I might possibly encourage others to serve in the future. Third, I think that the public needs a way to communicate with local officials of all offices – not just school board – other than stopping those people in the grocery store or at church.
Two major issues in my school district have happened recently. Both were major news stories in my area. I did not have any official knowledge of either issue as my term does not begin until July 1. Yet, I have felt that I should not discuss these on my blog. I don’t like the feeling that a subject matter is off limits. Both items need to be discussed and will be the topic of blog posts this week. Neither post will deal with any “official” reaction but how I, as a parent and community member, saw what happened.
I had initially said I would start a second blog for my journey as a board of education member. I have now decided I will just integrate my posts here on this blog. I hope you all will bare with me. I do not think they will take over my blog but do think they are going to be a part of my life for the next three years.