I have gone to most of the school board candidate forums this year, and I often hear harsh criticisms of our public schools from some of the challengers to the incumbents. Yet our schools are ranked very favorably in state and national polls.
Drastic changes are not the way to go. The incumbents, Ellen Giles and Janet Siddiqui, must be doing something right, working with other board members and the HCPSS staff, always striving for improvement. I'm voting for them both.
My third vote will go to Jackie Scott, who has been impressive in these forums, with her very good credentials, and the passion needed for this tough job.