What interests me in this article is the closing piece:
Former board member Barbara Schaad-Lamphere, who lost to Flynn in 2003, said she has spoken to others interested in running, though she would not provide names.
The would-be candidates share common traits, she said. "People have a distinctly different approach from the School Board members now in terms of making the difficult decisions that lie ahead. They are determined to work more effectively as a board," Schaad-Lamphere said.
She is kicking off a nonprofit group that will hold a series of meetings to generate interest in the election. "We are at a fork in the road," she said. "We have tough decisions in the future. I think all School Board elections are important, but we have a fever pitch of interest in public schools right now."
Does anyone know the name of this new non-profit group or where we could find more information?
What are the characteristics we should be looking for in new or returning School Board members?
And what should we do about the problems Charlie Mas has pointed out with the way the district is governed so that whoever is elected can make a positive difference for the district?