Monday, October 17, 2022

Voters, examine qualifications

VOTERS, please examine carefully the qualifications and experience of the candidates for the Richland 2 School Board.

In this race, there are more than four good candidates. It may be hard to select THE four who will be the best board members.

So, do your homework. Don't just say, "Well, I like ____."

Remember, a lot of people "liked" the four who are leaving the board. And look what the District ended up with.

The dynamics on the board WILL change after November 8. When two, three or four of the top candidates take their seats on the board on November 18, you can be sure they will not shun the "minority" (and I don't mean, by race of color).

We can hope that there will be one board - one cohesive, collaborative, cooperative, unified board - unlike what existed for the past two years or more. 

The rudeness, disrespect and incivility of The Core Four (of 2018-2022 infamy) will be history. Especially during the 2021-2022 School Year. That's the one that resulted in drastic action by the State Legislature, the Governor, and the State Inspector General. 

Meet the candidates. Study their websites and Facebook pages. 

It's too bad that the Sandhills Library is waiting until November 2nd to hold its candidates' forum. Many will have already voted. 

Don't vote too soon. You could hear something at the last minute that sways your vote.