I intended to keep this blog whether I was elected to school board or not. I had visions of attending meetings and giving public insight here that meeting minutes cannot relay. That didn’t happen because
family comes first
When I say that, I mean that I have two sons with Asperger’s Syndrome and all of my kids must be a priority. I believe that kids are a good reason to serve on the board of education, yet I’m very glad to not have gained a seat on the school board. I would have had to resign almost immediately. My one child in particular could not be left unattended that first year. I would have missed every meeting and workshop.
And while I’ve been begged to convert this space to a special needs blog, I just cannot. I still have kids in district buildings, and I and others appreciate and enjoy respect and privacy.
I am still entertaining the idea of a dual enrollment webcast over at Three Sisters. While the most interested parties want to help other struggling families, they are very concerned about things like retaliation since entire families and faculties and staffs are all still using services or working in the district. I’ve struggled with the direction to take the webcast. I just can’t protect everyone if we go live online. There just wouldn’t be a winner; it would most likely turn into therapy for the participants. If I could straighten it out, the webcast would most definitely not have the live question and answer feature that ustream and livestream provide. This webcast would not be specific to West Des Moines Community Schools. So yeah, that’s where I’m at. It’s promising, but complicated.
I’ll keep this blog alive for the time being. Stop and say hello to me when you can. I have to attend to a kid right now.