DeVeaux School Board Candidate Forum

Last evening I had the opportunity to attend the Forum at DeVeaux. I have to start off with: "WOW!" The Students and adult participants did a fantabulous job of organizing and effectively carrying out the forum. The questions were terrific, the responses were more concise and understandable than in previous forums and the overall event was thought prevoking.

All 7 candidates were there, several Toledo officials, and several media outlets. Lisa did a fantastic job of reporting the details on www.glasscityjungle.com. I shamelessly plug her post on this matter.

Even John "Bulldog" Rust was there, which was heartening in it's own right. I hope I have his gumption when/if I reach his age. Lee Conklin did a great job moderating The panel of the President and Vice President of student council, along with Fletcher of the "Truth" and Tom Troy of the "Blade", did a great job asking the questions.

The reality is that all 7 of the candidates bring something unique to the process. They all have individual strong points and they all seem to really want the job. Here's the thing for me: It's about the STUDENTS! It's not about the inter-dynamic of the individuals on the board, candidate relations to other organizations, the political ambitions nor any other bs related to stupid, petty gripes of old. It's about a failing school system that costs us 350+ million bucks a year! Seems like an awful lot of money to provide crappy customer service and failure rates that rival a 3rd world country. I want, and we should all want what's best for the students...Period! Take the political gaming to a different venue, leave the kids alone.

It is VERY IMPORTANT that every voter get out and vote this round. It doesn't matter if you're a parent, teacher, home owner, renter, retired or just starting out. IMO... the School Board is far more important that any other elected body in our city. They control the futures of the children that will one day run our city and for the most part, our lives. We adults cannot afford to screw it up any longer. I emplore everyone to go to the candidate's website(s), read everything you can that is available in the media, on blogs, talk to them, their supporters on each individual and make a choice that will bennifit the children. It's the least we can do. We owe it to them and ourselves.

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Thanks Chad for the plug and I agree it was a great forum and I especially agree with your last paragraph.

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We don't remember days only moments...

Chad, you have called it right on time. I was at the forum last night, and felt as you do. There's some good in every one of the candidates -- of course, in my opinion, more good in a couple than in the rest, but that is my opinion. When I looked at the young people there, my heart went out to them. Everyone who can vote, needs to vote, and let's see if maybe we can fix this travesty.

Lisa, as usual, did a beautiful job.

Lee
I have been told that this young abductee's father is a judge. I do not want to use the name, in the event this information is erroneous. However, if this is the case, why has his name not been mentioned? In most news stories, the family is very m

When you said Lisa did a beautiful job as usual did you mean Lisa Sobecki or Lisa Renee?

When I said Lisa, I was referring to LisaRenee of Glass City Jungle.

Lee
I have been told that this young abductee's father is a judge. I do not want to use the name, in the event this information is erroneous. However, if this is the case, why has his name not been mentioned? In most news stories, the family is very m

Kids are why we do what we do. Kids are why we all keep doing what we do. Kids are why the Schools and board exist in the first place. It's especially important for the citizens to get out and vote on School board issues/candidates.

I believe it's important to vote whenever there is a vote, but especially true of anything schools. Do you right and responsibility. Take it seriously if you expect kids to take you seriously.

If you want the status quo to continue.
Remember who has endorsed Lisa Sobecki!
The TFT!

VOTE for Lisa Sobecki if you want deception and switch and bait tactics.

VOTE for Lisa Sobecki if you want the dissension and discord on the Board to continue.

VOTE for Lisa Sobecki if you want to have a mouthpiece for Larry Sykes. Remember, a year ago, Lisa Sobecki was testifying in court for him against a member of the community. The community member's charge of assault on Larry Sykes were dismissed. The incident began at a Three For Children press conference. A conference whose validity is still in question and is still in court, money that TPS is still paying attorneys to litigate. The community has not forgotten.

VOTE for Lisa Sobecki is you want the two districts (separate and unequal)to continue as alluded to by former mayor Jack Ford and current board member at debates that have been held for the community to get to know the candidates.

VOTE for Lisa Sobecki if you want neighborhood schools to disappear and the many, many out of districts to continue.

A VOTE FOR LISA SOBECKI IS A VOTE FOR KEEPING THINGS THE SAME AND NEVER CHANGING. VOTE FOR LISA SOBECKI AND KEEP TOLEDO PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN IT'S CURRENT STATE, FAILING AND LOSING STUDENTS.

A VOTE FOR LISA SOBECKI IS A NO VOTE FOR TOLEDO. FALLING VALUES ON YOUR HOMES, NO JOBS AND INCREASES IN CRIME.

Amen to purnhrt. Heaven forbid Lisa Sobecki gets on the Board. Seeing her reaffirmed what I had read. It's understandable that Sandy would be for her -- two of a kind. Just read what Sandy said about mandatory volunteers -- and it still puzzles me how "mandatory" and "volunteer" can be used in the same breath. I hope when the voters go to the polls they remember the Larry Sykes era, and say: NO MORE!!

Lee
I have been told that this young abductee's father is a judge. I do not want to use the name, in the event this information is erroneous. However, if this is the case, why has his name not been mentioned? In most news stories, the family is very m

I say both! However, I am not going to cheerleader now! Great job to both ladies.

Vote for Lisa Sobecki if you want to do what is right for TPS.

Vote for Lisa Sobecki if you want to do what is right for our children's education!

Vote for Lisa Sobecki if you want a safe environment for our children to learn!

Vote for Lisa Sobecki if you want an advocate for our children.

Vote for Lisa Sobecki if you want issues done ON TIME AND ON TASK!

VOTE FOR LISA SOBECKI!

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