LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Current county school board wants your suggestions


To the Editor:

In 29 years of involvement with Williamson County Schools, I’ve never seen a school board election as politically charged as this one.

To the Editor:

In 29 years of involvement with Williamson County Schools, Ive never seen a school board election as politically charged as this one.

When appointed to the school board three years ago, I didnt realize I would be thrust into politics so deeply. I thought the focus would be on making Williamson County Schools even stronger for students, parents and the full Williamson County community.

Political discourse, even disagreement, is not a bad thing. Its at the foundation of our great nation. But, its most productive when a significant percentage of the population is involved. Im afraid thats not the case with this years politically charged school board races. We need widespread community attention and engagement.

Im proud of our schools and all involved very proud indeed. Our students, teachers, parents, administration and supporters from so many places throughout the community do a great job. But theres much more we can do, should do, and are planning to do. As strong as we are, the status quo is not acceptable. As a community, lets get more engaged. Lets study the real issues and vote Aug. 7 or in early voting (Im not up for re-election for another two years, but some good colleagues are).

Please make sure your voice is heard at the polls and through the various means of input to the school board, our senior staff and principals. I believe the current board and administration sincerely welcome input whether through our public meetings, emails, phone calls, coffee shop meetings or other forums. You may not always agree with what we do, but be assured that we listen.

Rick Wimberly

Franklin

EDITORS NOTE: Mr. Wimberly represents District 9 on the Williamson County Board of Education. His term of office ends in 2016.

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