Kids Before Politics- the Campaign Starts Today!

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  1. Alicia Leonard

    Alicia Leonard SoWal Insider

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    Well, I'll be there unless the wheels roll off my truck.
     
  2. Jdarg

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    Alright- we have made it through the 'set up" process- now we need YOU to help get the momentum going- to advocate for the kids of Walton County. This is a wonderful way to bring all of Walton County together- without political parties or a geographical divide- our advisors and supporters come from north and south Walton, and are politically very diverse, but united in the quest of making the schools, ALL schools, the best they can be, and recognizing that a strong school system starts with excellent leadership and the participation of the community.

    Will you sign up today to get involved with our referendum campaign? You can sign up to get our e-mails, list your name on the website as an endorser, contribute money (this is a real campaign and we will need money to get the vote out), or volunteer to do even more. There are lots of ways to get involved. Click through and check out how you can make a difference. http://www.kidsbeforepolitics.com/volunteer
     
  3. DaleDalbey

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    Signed up as volunteer and made a contribution. Join us in this effort with your time, talents and/or contributions.
     
  4. Jdarg

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    At this morning's BCC meeting, the vote to put the referendum on the August ballot passed unanimously! For those who either do not understand the value of appointing versus electing a superintendent or are opposed to the idea, please see the website and also do your own research! Staying in the 1% of all school districts should not be the goal.
     
  5. DaleDalbey

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    Did any of the commissioners take a public position on the issue of hired vs. elected superintendent or just for the referendum?
     
  6. buster

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    Thanks for your efforts!
     
  7. Jdarg

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    There are a lot of really great parents and community members working on this effort, and the next several months will be spent educating the community. Please visit the website and see the volunteer opportunities! www.kidsbeforepolitics.com
     
  8. j p nettles

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    It's interesting that board member Gail Smith is one of the less than one percent crowd. Personally, I don't think the behavior and actions of Walton County politicians are a good example for anything.
     
  9. Bob Hudson

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  10. DaleDalbey

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    I asked all commissioners today to state their position on the referendum for an appointed superintendent. Of the five, 3 have responded so far. Each tried to explain in a condescending way that the commissioners have to approve all items that go on the ballot. DUH. Even after several requests to each, none would commit to a position, or even commit to stating their position publicly in the future. They all said they would study the issue before they voted. We should all contact our commissioners and push them to stand up and be held accountable.
     
  11. Matt J

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    Wouldn't their vote indicate a position? I just don't see the value in getting distracted by forcing someone to form a position (again implied by the vote) on something they've already done.
     
  12. DaleDalbey

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    No. They each made it clear that they had a legal responsibility to vote for anything that goes on the ballot and that a vote to put the referendum on the ballot should in no way be construed as support for the underlying issue that voters will be considering. I will be happy to share those responses with you via PM if you would like.
     
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