More than anything we appreciate the passion of this missive and some of the insider neighborhood deets.
Like it or not, a school district impacts the lives and property of a community even for those who aren't parents.
Here's the money line . . .
"This election is critical for those living in Hickman Mills. The current board is a bit of a “swamp” to quote others in the know. As long as this continues to be the case, Hickman Mills will never be fully accredited. There are certain issues the state looks at when reviewing school districts for accreditation and a few of these are what the general public hears over and over again, i.e. test scores, attendance. What is never mentioned is that one of the standards to be met is the overall governance provided by the Board. True governance can’t occur in a metaphorical swamp since that “swamp” is made up of board members who don’t have the best interests of the school district/community in mind but rather their own interests and their own over blown sense of power."
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Four candidates are on the ballot for two seats on the Hickman Mills Board of Education. Hickman Mills School District has been classified as provisionally accredited since 2014. The top priority for each candidate is bringing the district to full accreditation status. The district struggles with low achievement test scores and high student mobility rates.