Hmm, What Exactly Does the School Board Do?


I noticed that there were some signs for the upcoming school board election. We spoken a lot about schools before but it occurred to me I have no idea what the elected school board does.

So can anyone explain what this (I assume) important board actually does? Also what would be the different positions of the candidates for the board?

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  • I don’t know, but Dotti Wade is the best to do it!

  • They are pretty useless as of now…don’t really have any powers whatsoever.

  • As I remember it the school board can be used in times of extreme educational necesity for shelving, siding, flooring, and any other use conventional or otherwise designated for academic lumber needs.

  • i believe fenty stripped them of their power when he came into office. also, if i recall correctly, the prior school board president is currently in prison for some sort of corruption – maybe she’s hanging out with the teachers’ union presidents who are also in prison for embezzlement.

  • Nothing, just plain nothing.

  • I saw these at Wonderland yesterday and all I could think of was: “I’m a loner, Dottie, a rebel…”

  • DC School Board now has very little power, as the Mayor took over the schools to improve. But in theory they set all policies for that school district. Most education policy, and policy in that matter, does not happen on the national level, but on the local level. Big cities school districts shape policy for many.

  • Is her platform “Teaching the Youth of Today to Dot the Letter I with Fruit?”

    or is it “Hearts Not Verbs!”?

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