Working off an email list I would like access to, the Bow school superintendent, Dr. Dean, took a smidgen of time out of his very busy schedule for a little politicking and a get out the vote effort.
Some how he seems to have an idea what the taxpayer activists may have up their sleeves for the annual meeting but doesn't seem to have a heads-up on what his teachers may have in the way of strategy.
Maybe he can put a new position of "assistant in charge of political efforts" in next year's budget.
That would free up time for him to do his job. Of course if Deano wants to really get out the vote he has only to support Senate Bill 2.
From: Dean Cascadden
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2008 2:12 PM
Subject: A Reason to Come Out Tonight
I know that you have gotten a number of reminders about the annual meeting and coming to express your political will tonight, especially if you live in Bow.
Here's one more.....
I believe that there may be several amendments offered tonight....
1) One may attempt to zero out the lines for the IB program to eliminate it
2) One may be to amend the budget to the school board's number
3) One may be to cut the budget over a half a million dollars (similar to what happened on the town side last year) because the district turns back a lot of money and we could live on what was appropriated last year.
There is also the possibility that there will be a motion to make all of the votes on the budget secret, paper ballots.
So, I think it will be an interesting night, and I hope we have a good turnout.
I am philosophical about the result.... we get the government we deserve because we live in a free country and have the opportunity to engage in the political process. Don't be apathetic, let your voice be heard and your vote counted. I will be very happy with any result that is representative of the residents of Bow.... I will be most unhappy if there is a feeling that only a small minority of voters made decisions for a larger silent majority.
Dr. Dean S. T. Cascadden
Bow School District , SAU 67