Skeptical activists are often asking how they can help spread the word about Science Education, and get involved in promoting skepticism. One of the best ways to get involved is to volunteer to serve on a school board. According to Arizona Republic, this year 167 school board seats in Maricopa County are up for election, that’s about 60 percent of all the seats in the county.
“In Maricopa County, school-board members serve four-year terms. It’s a volunteer, elected position, and members run the gamut. There are parents, retirees, former teachers, those with no education experience at all, college students and some who are using school boards as a springboard for future political aspirations. According to interviews with several current school-board members, the ideal candidate works well with others, has no hidden agenda and must keep students’ best interests at heart.”
The Arizona School Board Association (ASBA) plans to host webinars for those interested in running for school board and has rolled out a campaign to answer questions about what school-board members do. The next webinar will be held May 9th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Visit the ASBA’s website for more information: http://www.azsba.org/