Some readers commenting on the story about the approval by the School Board of the contract with the Deerfield Education Association teachers’ union motivated today’s unscientific Patch Poll.
Should the Board hold town hall meetings like state and ? These elected officials do it regularly to get feedback from their constituents.
Though there is time for public comment at every Board meeting, readers like John Russillo suggested efforts specifically for that purpose.
“The only time the board hears the parents is at board meetings,” Russillo writes. “Board members need to engage the community on a regular basis, not only when there's a problem. It's called being proactive, and we need new board members who understand that.”
The poll will remain open through Wednesday and Patch will publish the results Friday.