Anyone living within the Nominating District E may run for Red Clay School Board May 2009 http://electionsncc.delaware.gov/PubSchool/sch_bd_file.pdf
Hear is the form and information needed to file to run for this seat.
Make note of filing deadline school district shall complete a Candidate Filing Form, have his/her signature notarized and submit the form to the Department of Elections for the county in which the administrative office of the school district is located no later than 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday in March.
Rumor has it from a very reliable source that another board member may be stepping down. However if that person waits until after the filing deadline then the board will appoint someone to fill his seat until May 2010. I think it would be selfish and disrespectful if that person waited until after the deadline as it will deny the public the right to vote for a successor rather then a board handed picked successor.
Rumor has it another board member moved out of his nominating district long ago and legal can complete his term. However, this person apparently still owns a home in his nominating district and it’s no certain that he will move back. I hope he considers stepping down so that someone in his nominating district could run and more effectively be connected to that community.
Just a side note, right or wrong in contrast to my opinion or any negative public opinion by others, these board members serve the Red Clay community as unpaid elected officials and are the only unpaid elected officials. Some lead Red Clay through some very difficult years confronted with issues surrounding desegregation and the challenging Neighborhood School Legislation following the lifting of the Federal Desegregation order. I don’t oppose charter schools, I just don’t like how they were approved by Red Clay in which two were in violation of state law. I am disappointed that no one was held personally accountable for the “preventable” financial meltdown. The newer and any future elected board member won’t please everyone and will make errors. However, there is a consensus in the community that insist on full financial transparency that is vidal for any consideration of community support referendums that will be need sooner than many think. Our newly elected Governor Jack Markell has the executive power to require full financial transparency of public school and the Department of Education and hopefully he will hear the call that will break the deadlock and step up to the plate. In 2009 it’s likely that there will be unfortunate state cuts in pubic school funding which will shift greater responsibility on local taxpayer who will revolt without full financial transparency.
Governor Markell if you want support from the local communities how about some from Dover.