New School Board Leadership
On Tuesday the Burlington School Board reconvened with five new members. The first order of business was to elect a new Board Chair to replace Fred Lane who was defeated at the polls in March. The Board’s most senior member Keith Pillsbury, who had never been chair before, was elected unanimously. In my opinion he did a great job running the meeting and I’m very optimistic about his leadership going forward. I was also very impressed with our five new members and look forward to working with them in the days ahead.
Yesterday Chairman Pillsbury called me and asked if I’d be willing to serve as Chair of the School Board’s Policy and Advocacy Committee. I have accepted his appointment and look forward to the work ahead. I hope to help move the school district toward simpler, more understandable (and possibly fewer) policies, and to focus our advocacy for the district in the most targeted and effective ways possible.
I don’t know yet who will be serving on the other committees, but I can say for sure your new Burlington School Board holds a lot of promise.