Tag: school board

How Can I Talk to You About School Spending?

There are always a few diehard policy wonks and spending watchdogs at school board meetings.  District staff know their names.  We greet them with a polite nod and sometimes stop for a brief chat.  In a larger district you’ll see the occasional print reporter recording and taking notes.  Every now and then a television crew will show up to get

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Fun Civics Facts

When my non-American family members ask what I do for a living, I first have to explain what a school district is. I have discovered that many Americans don’t really know what a school district is either.  And a few of those actually work at school districts.  The most common surprise seems to be that

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