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Though we’ve just come out of an election season (and are still dealing with the aftershocks), it’s time to start thinking about the next election–April 26, 2021.
Refresh the Board
Among the positions coming up for a vote are three seats on the Lodi School Board. The school board’s relationship with the community–both the residents and the press–has often been “less than open and friendly”. The way to change that is simple: Replace existing directors with people who will be more transparent and engaged with the community.
Three of the seven seats on the board are up for election this spring: Angela Lathrop, Steven Ricks, and Michelle Pare. The inclusion of Barb Beyer, who was a new addition to the board this past spring, means we could have a majority of new faces–and fresh outlooks–sitting at the table and making the decisions that affect our children and our community.
The world has changed. Our approach needs to change, too, so we can adapt and grow.
The deadline for filing the appropriate papers is January 5th at 5:00 pm. That’s only 3 weeks away. You can sit back and bitch, or you can step up and make the change.
The documents–along with links to resources–are listed on the School Board Election page.
A Lodi native, Blaze attended the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay where he graduated with a degree in theatre technology & design. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world–including a 6-year stint in China. He has been a teacher, a writer, a designer, and is the founder of the Redleaf Consulting Group.