|Re: Single Member Districts|
Poster: Anonymous Posted: 2012/8/18 9:56:43
The way it is set up currently, every feeder pattern is represented by every board member. The board members aren't elected to represent a certain area but I understand that you believe they could be biased towards their neighborhood schools anyway. I don't know if that is true or not. It is probably dependent on each person and whether they choose to do what they were elected to do - represent the best interests of all of the kids in LISD - or play politics.
My question for those that want single member districts is this - if there is one vote per feeder pattern then you know that the person representing each feeder pattern will vote what is best for their feeder pattern to the possible detriment of one or more of the other feeder patterns. So, except for the 2 at large positions you propose, you will have institutionalized the bias that you think is present in the current situation. I am aware that there are examples of single member school districts so please don't answer me back with that. I really want to know how this would be expected to work without making fiefdoms throughout the school district.