From: Gary Shatswell
To: Gary Shatswell,
Subject: Yes on SB104
Date: Thu Feb 26 05:18:06 MST 2015
Please vote YES on SB 104 for partisan school board elections, and no on HB 305, HJR 16, HB 297, HB 342 and HB 186. The way that the school board candidate selection is set up is that the governor chooses the members. This system has resulted in bad educational policy. Common core, sage testing, massive student data mining are all a result of decisions made by individuals who were not elected by the public. We want a school board that is elected by the people and accountable to the people, and who will make decisions based on how the people they represent would vote. I feel that having partisan elected state school board members, just like how the senators, state representatives, and local school board members, are elected puts the power back into the hands of the people where it belongs. Sincerely, Gary Shatswell