Brian Dennert here with an education/political entry. The county board is looking to fill the seat left open by Rob Collin's election to the Simi Valley School Board. Who will it be? One current board member spoke in a recent article
viewable at http://www1.venturacountystar.com/vcs/
From the Star:
The Ventura County Board of Education plans to appoint a board member to fill a seat vacated by Rob Collins, who is moving to the Simi Valley Unified School District. Matthews says he wants another conservative Christian, though he knows the idea may be blocked by other board members.
"Any thinking person who knows he's right is going to pursue a person who is like-thinking," Matthews said. "I know I'm right."
One mentioned name is Norm Walker who fits the conservative christian reqs 100 percent. He is a Republican, supported Alan Keyes in 1996, and is a Principal of a Christian School.
The Star Article also mentions the other candidates:
Laurie Dickinson, a manager in Simi Valley's community services department, who has a background in special education and in working with at-risk kids.
Laurie fits the background of what the county board of ed deals with. The board deals with about 900 students that no longer go to traditional schools because of a variety of problems or issues.
Who will it be? Who is the best candidate? Any thoughts?