With the voters of Rochester electing to reinstate the School Board incumbents, it is evident that there is a great deal of work to be done by those who know and understand that change must occur before success can be realized.
It was expected that voters would vote along party lines believing that if they registered as Democrat, they must vote for Democrats.
There will be two years before this community will have the opportunity to change the way we educate our children.
In two years four school board members will be up for reelection which means that those who are willing to continue to fight for the right of our children to an excellent education will have two years to educate the public to the necessity for change.
In those two years concerned education stakeholders must hold accountable those who are currently seated and those who were reelected to their duties and responsibilities as elected School Board Commissioners.
We must continue to attend committee meetings and Board business meetings, making our voice heard and our concerns addressed.
In two years the budget will be larger and the opportunity for unaccountable spending more prevalent. Now more than ever it will be incumbent upon the citizens of Rochester to become knowledgeable about the workings of the district, the policies in place, the contracts entered into with unions and businesses, and the programs of the Superintendent.
If we relax our vigilance we will fail our children and send the message that they are not worth the fight to secure an excellent education for them and future generations.
Our children must know and understand that loosing the battle does not mean giving up that in fact the opposite is true. Loosing the battle prepares you for winning the war.
To all those who challenged the incumbents, congratulations. To stand against the “status quo” is to stand up for freedom in the most American way possible.
Our children are worth every minute and every dollar spent spreading the message that they deserve a better education.
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