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LSC Deadline is Friday 3/23. Does your school have candidates?

Thanks to those who posted/sent me this link.  Take a look to see if your local elem or high school still needs candidates.  We all complain about the high schools and it sounds like there are a few that need community member candidates.

People have said that Shurz appears on this list, but actually has 2 communicaty candidates.  Amundsen has a few running, as I have been speaking with them and will post more info on that later.

Being on an LSC can be a rewarding and interesting experience.  There are plenty of LSCs who are utterly passive, run mostly by the principal (for better or for worse.)  Many of the LSCs need a good strong voice to question things in a constructive way.  This is YOUR chance to speak up in a place where you just might make a difference.

I know someone mentioned that it is “just once a month – no big deal.”  Keep in mind that members need something like 8 hours of training.  That takes time.  If your school is going through a principal contract renewal or anything where you may want to survey the school, that takes extra time.  A school that is seeking and hiring a new principal may need a much greater time committment to do it right.   If you really only want to spend one hour a month, I would defer to someone else in the community who can spend a little more time on it.  I feel that most schools need more than just an hour a month. 

If you have news on specific schools, candidate recommendations, news on candidate forums, questions, etc. please post below.

We spend a lot of time here complaining (heck, it was whay I started the blog) and the LSC is a chance for many of us to put our money where our mouths are when it comes to “why don’t you work to improve neighborhood schools?” comments.

Also, if anybody has pointers on how to move a plethora of assembled Lego creations to a new home, please share.    The Lego Death Star is particularly vexing as it took a good 30 hours to assemble….


March 22, 2012 at 10:58 am 38 comments




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