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Vote: Change Rockwood School District's Future

Letter to the Editor: The turning point, every game has one. This April 3 is your momentum changer!

There is a danger in weak passions; one may mistake the absence of any spectacular sin for virtue; one may seem to oneself to be a good enough sort, only because one happens to be temperamentally incapable of doing anything bad enough. – unknown

Apathy didn’t just start over night. For generations now, we have turned control of our lives over to the power hungry few. 311,000,000 Americans are ruled by 545. – Andy Andrews

We may not be able to change the decision made in Washington, but we can change what is directly in front of us and in our own backyards:  The Rockwood Board of Education.

The April 3 Rockwood School District election is about the future of our district.

Since last June, Rockwood Stakeholders have been reading about the decision-making process of the Rockwood Board of Education, the Superintendent and his Cabinet. Some of these controversial decisions have been insulting to the electorate and an embarrassment to the dedicated staff and students of our district.

This is not the time for citizens to sit back, criticize and complain about these decisions; but to step up and do something about the it. This is not the time to stay behind or sit on the fence. It is your opportunity to let your voice be heard and change the direction of our district.

Four Rockwood Stakeholders have filed for the two open seats on the Board of Education. Jennifer Kelly, Sherri Roger, Bill Brown and Victor Heiken are willing to give back to our community; and will invest their time, talent and capital campaigning for your vote on April 3.

RS for RS is sponsoring three Candidate Forums in various locations across the district to give ample opportunities for citizens to gather, hear from these candidates, and volunteer for their campaigns. Mark your calendars and make it a priority to attend.

Saturday, March 3 @ 10 a.m. — The Pointe at Ballwin Commons #1 Ballwin Commons

Tuesday, March 13 @ 7 p.m. — St. Louis County Library Grand Glaze Branch1010 Meramec Station Road, Valley Park

Saturday, March 31 @ 10 a.m. — Municipal Court — 120 City Hall Drive, Eureka

Get involved – Get informed – Get out to vote on April 3.

Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions – rsdstakeholders@gmail.com

Eileen Tyrrell, Co-Founder

Renee Artman, Doug Aegerter, Charlotte Fink, David Miller – Board of Advisors

Julie Brown Patton (Editor) March 01, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions announces former state representative and budget committee chair, Allen Icet, agreed to moderate the first of these three public forums (March 3). Icet is a former director and past president of the Rockwood board.

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