There is a school board election coming up with a Friday deadline of turning in nominating petitions. As I understand it at least 3 candidates have pulled petitions but not sure how many will turn them in. I am of the understanding a former school district employee, a Trumper and incumbent Cynthia Mickelson all pulled petitions. I guess we will see on Friday how many will turn in the petitions. The election is Tuesday, May 16th.

I’m hoping if there is any forums to hear from the candidates they will explain how they would have handled the community center debacle.

I really don’t have a dog in the fight but I think something different needed to be done, I think this person makes a really good point;

So, it’s disconcerting that the city and school district, led by people who do not use these facilities, think they can make such a disruptive shift without public buy-in. Not a public vote, poll, or anything. 

And here in lies the problem. We know there was NO public input on this. We also know the city council was blind-sided by the proposal. So who proposed this? Was there a public out-cry from parents wanting a different program that now costs them?


We could debate until we are blue in the face as to whether this is a good idea or not, but how the proposal came about is a fine example of how public policy should NOT be shaped. And what makes this even worse is that two local government entities are in cahoots with the coverup.

2 Thoughts on “Sioux Falls School Board wants to hear from you in upcoming election, not so much when it comes to community centers

  1. Bored with the Board on April 5, 2023 at 5:03 am said:

    I might vote for the Trumper just so we can have some fun on the board.

  2. Voter on April 5, 2023 at 6:39 am said:

    They say they want to “hear” from the voters but don’t verify the counting. Will the same vote recorders make sure this group is counted but not this group over here like they did for the bond issue vote?

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