Unlike so many things in our society which seem out of our control, your local schools are very much influenced by the community. Attending school board meetings allows you the opportunity to see how your schools function, spend money, receive allocations from the government, and improve the ways in which they reach your children.
And you don’t have to have children attending school to be involved. The school district is fueled by your property tax dollars. You can also volunteer to help with booster clubs.
If there is something you need to have clarified, you can call the district office, send e-mails to board members, and check out the district’s web site. Often websites are the best places to get a comprehensive look at your school district.
They’re your schools; it’s your district. Get involved–even if it is just log in in to keep pace with all that is public education in your community.