So tonight, my wife and I were asked to appear on Delaware’s Channel 28 with Maurice “Doc” Pritchett and discuss the upcoming referendum in the Christina School District along with retired Glasgow High Principal Bob Anderson and current Leasure Elementary Principal Dr. Diedra Aikens and Bancroft Elementary Principal Harold “Butch” Ingram, Jr.
I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I’m not an “on camera” kind of person. I feel I do my best work when I’m behind the scenes. Regardless, there I sat in front of the cameras discussing the need for the additional $0.37 come May 27th. It really went better than I could have thought. It was real, not scripted, very candid talk about why the referendum is needed, and how it’s going to impact our children. The sense sitting in that room was that everyone really cares deeply about every single child that walks through a Christina School District building’s doors. We weren’t there talking about individuals, we were talking about the Christina community. That everyone’s involved, everyone is impacted by how well our public schools are doing.
Our kids need a balanced education in a competitive learning environment, to make that a possibility our schools need a consistent source of funding from our community. That’s what this is about. Our students, our children.
In the end, it is my hope that we all successfully conveyed the message that we need the YES! vote on May 27th. Turns out I didn’t really need to be as nervous as I was.