Shortly after I left the luncheon at Charlotte Avenue Elementary School that I described in my column today, I got an email from board member Matt Dills. Dills said he walked away from the event a "better person."
Quoting from him: "I hope through your column that other boards will borrow on our small idea and start a "Lunch with the Board" in their own districts. I'd like to even have a luncheon with staff, parents, community members, or alumni.
"We echo our superintendent in that if you are not here for the students, then you need to move on."
The job of a school board member is far more than just looking out for the students, but it's not a bad notion to remember to think about them.
--- Bruce Andriatch