CTV invited school board candidates to speak out about what we think is important this election year. Please click on the link to take a look at the video I recorded with CTV at http://video.ctv15.org/elections/MikeBoguszewski.mp4
And here is the link for the complete set of all four candidates: http://trms.ctv15.org/TRMSVOD/9477-CandidatesSpeakOut2015-ISD623-trms-Medium-v1.mp4 (Note: you may need to copy-and-paste the link directly into your browser).
I would encourage you to take the time to view ALL of us, so that you can make a better informed choice on Nov. 3. Each of us was given about 5 minutes, and I’ve listed us all here with the times at which our portion begins and ends. In order, the candidates are:
- Todd Anderson 0:00- 2:26
- Erin Azer 2:26-7:07
- Mike Boguszewski 7:07-12:01
- Bob Murray 12:01-16:54
Also, the 17-minute complete set is broadcast on CTV Ch. 15 at various times from now through election day. For the CTV schedule which lists broadcast times, go to: http://trms.ctv15.org/Cablecast/Public/Schedule.aspx?ChannelID=4
The main job of the School Board is to make sure that the students in our district communities have access to the best possible education. Part of this job is listening to you, the parents and families of our kids, and advocating for you with district leadership and resources.
It is also imperative that we listen to the whole community – even if you don’t currently have kids in the schools, or if you have chosen to enroll your students in private schools, or home school, the strength of our public school system is still vital to the overall strength of the cities we live in. I believe — I KNOW — that strong schools are the number one factor in young families choosing where they will live, decisions that have a cumulative effect on the very desirability of a neighborhood.
I also believe the Board needs to be attentive to those in whom we place the greatest trust: the teachers and staff who do the actual work of helping our kids attain their fullest potential. I believe that inclusion of input from all stakeholders will lead to the best, most optimal direction for 623 as move into the future.
Please, let me know what is important to you and join me in making our schools more effective for our kids and our future.