Saturday night, Doug and I left ALL the children with their grandparents (candidates for sainthood) and went out for a quick dinner. I needed an hour of calm and we had a Macaroni Grill gift card that we’ve been saving for a night together. We both agreed that we would not talk about schools or school zones. We broke that rule no less than a half a dozen time during our one hour without interruptions. I don’t know how Mullins expects us to just “get over it” on Wednesday.
Last night, Doug went to the school board meeting and I stayed home to manage the control center. As children came and went from evening activities (Boy Scouts, Student Council, playing with neighbors), I watched the school board meeting on television. I have been to a lot of meetings and I have never seen people giggle and chat directly behind the person speaking, especially when there is a camera focused on the speaker. I know last night’s meeting was long, but the Superintendent sleeping through the parent comments was quite unprofessional. I have my fingers crossed that one of the eloquent, involved parents who spoke last night will run for school board in our district. Our district doesn’t have a Cindy Buttry, Robert Bratton or Indya Kincannon carefully weighing all the information.
On a seemingly unrelated note (but actually quite relevant), I will be doing the publicity for Bearden High School’s PTO next year. I’m very excited. Let’s see how many different students, teachers and activities I can get noticed by the local media. Never mind. The morning after the vote and one hour before the PTO meeting I was called and told that they found someone else to fill the position. I am still welcome to work a shift sitting at the information desk.