If you want to know how you can influence change in your community and school district, a way to start is to vote in the primary election this Tuesday, May 21, 2013. I would encourage everyone to get to know the candidates that are running. I would hope that the candidates (school board and council) are able to have intelligent conversations about the issues facing our community and school district. They should be able to prove they are knowledgeable and qualified. A good place to start is the video from the recent candidate forum, hosted by Bellevue PTO, Avalon PTO, The League of Women Voters and Liberty in Bellevue.
However you don’t have to stop there. I encourage you to contact the school board candidates and the Avalon/Bellevue council candidates personally and ask them specific questions regarding the issues you feel are important.
Some other resources:
- LiB’s questionnaires: http://libertyinbellevue.com/2013/04/10/presenting-your-2013-candidates/
- I would expect something to be published in The Citizen at some point. They sent out questionnaires (I received one so I’m assuming that everyone did), although I haven’t seen it published yet.