On Saturday Morning I went to the town hall forum put on by School Board Members Arleigh Kidd and Jeanne Davis. The attendance at the event was small but it gave a chance for decent conversations. Discussions included technology, neighborhood schools, closing schools, selling excess property, budget cuts, magnet schools, online grades, and hiring from within or from outside. I did not stay the entire time so I do not know everything that was discussed.
Former school board member Don Otto asked many questions and gave suggestions for a long time. He mostly seemed focused on the way the school district is perceived by the public.
I support Arleigh Kidd's proposal to bring solar energy to our campuses to save money. Adding solar panels to our campuses is only a small part to the overall budget issues. I like that they are trying to find many ways to spend money better. Here is a short clip of Arleigh Kidd discussing solar panels.
The solar panel discussion was only a small part of the meeting.
I am glad they did this event. I encourage them to keep doing them.