Monday, March 5, 2012

IISD #16: Praying for Change

IISD Admin Lunchroom Chatter #16

Nosher #1: Well, the IISD school board election season is officially off and running. And the candidates running in District 4 couldn’t have been portrayed any better by a Hollywood scriptwriter.

Nosher #2: I know what you mean. The incumbent in District 4, Valerie Jones, was head strong for creating single member districts to accommodate the possibility of a Hispanic being elected to the board. How ironic! An extremely qualified Hispanic candidate, Norma Gonzales, has filed for her seat. Hopefully, Jones’ prayers for Hispanic minority representation will be answered by the voters.

Nosher #1: Amen to that! I’m sure glad that I’m not an incumbent or former board member running for election this year. Can you imagine having to defend a spendthrift and dismal three-year record. When you consider what a majority of this current board has failed to achieve, Irving tax payers should be enraged and say “NO” to any incumbent or former board member. Do you think this will be a quiet election season?

Nosher #2: I doubt it. Conceivably, the Super will not be involved in another major election brouhaha like last year. Maybe this year he will just sit on the sidelines and not directly or indirectly attempt to influence, remind or vent his feelings to potential voters or staff. He should realize that this is the voter’s board of trustees, not the superintendents.

Nosher #1: Even if the Super doesn’t play politics, there is at least one current board member already campaigning for incumbent-Jones. She seems to be spreading more claptrap and absurd chatter around town than you would hear at a beauty parlor. Once again, I thought these folks would favor a Hispanic representative on the board...especially for District 4. She exceeds all the qualifications that Jones has previously established for a board representative!

Nosher #2: Just goes to show you. You can’t trust what a politician says when the camera or microphone is on during public meetings. Their real sentiments are often exposed when they don’t think the public can hear them.

A note from counsel: These “candid” lunchroom conversations have been injected with fabricated nouns, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions, adverbs, modifiers and maybe a few dangling participles. Mark Holbrook