It is darn difficult to find school board members publishing online, so when I find one, I want to share the news.

Pride and Promise, a blog by Northwestern Lehigh School District Director, Paul C. Fisher, Jr., gets high marks from me on looks and already he’s publishing some great information for the public.  So refreshing…and brave, considering the numerous fine lines that must be walked.

His most recent entry is a nice piece on the generalities of School Directorship in PA with a review of the materials on the PSBA website, of which I have written and applaud.

Paul is already working to document key decisions he’s made, which is precisely the kind knowledge and experience sharing that will yield substantial learning and insight by all stakeholders to any school district.  I already know that these decisions can be gut-wrenching, especially when, for privacy and other reasons, certain details must remain closed.  All I can say is that individuals with a deep interest need to get involved with the process and, if desired, seek a position.

Regardless, I hope you’ll welcome his efforts, as I do with great warmth and encouragement, and support other board members willing to brave public scrutiny in the hope of building our communities and the lives of our children for the future through open, honest discussion of complex and difficult issues.

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