Power Outages And School Board Superintendents

Well I had planned an extensive posting on the seven school board candidates for tonight, but the Huntsville Utilities, the TVA, and oh, I don’t know, God maybe, decided that the night would be better spent reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by candlelight to the girl.

Suffice it to say that there are a couple of great looking candidates to me. Beth Wright, Superintendent of Florence County School District 3 in Lake City, SC. looks to be the strongest candidate to me. She has managed her system’s finances quite well, and she has a strong background working with special education.

Also, Dr. Daniel Brigman, superintendent of Macon County Schools has guided his system through a similar financial crunch. He’s also managed to do it with at least an acknowledgment that transparency is a crucial part of leadership.

They are both FAR more qualified than the candidate being pushed by our mayor and seemingly the Huntsville Times is pushing: Frank Libutti. How a person with no educational experience is considered one of the seven candidates is beyond even my powers of comprehension. Frankly, the board should not even consider a candidate who refuses to place their own children into the school system they want to lead. We’ve had enough of that with the current superintendent!

Well, here’s hoping the power is restored soon so the milk does sour and so someone might actually read this. I suspect the interviews scheduled for tomorrow will have to be postponed.

I also hope everyone is safe, and that all those children who have difficulty with changes to their routine will have a quiet night. I’ve had quite enough of tornados for a while.

There go the sirens again.

Stay safe tonight.

"Children see magic because they look for it." --Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel according to Biff, Jesus' childhood pal.