Monday, December 1, 2014

Preparing for the 2015 school board election

It’s time to start preparing for the 2015 school board election. Four of the seven seats are up for election. Three of them are held by board members (Jeff McGinness, Marla Swesey, and Patti Fields) who are in favor of closing Hoover. The election is a real opportunity for supporters of Hoover School.

Our goal is to raise the Hoover issue with all of the candidates and to make sure that voters are informed about where the candidates stand.

Between our petition signers, our yard sign holders, and our volunteers, we start with over nine hundred identified supporters. Unlike in 2013, when the election came only seven weeks after the board voted to close Hoover, we have the better part of a year to prepare for 2015.

We hope both to increase our volunteer effort and to raise money to get our message out—not only to the Hoover attendance area but also to voters across the district. Closing schools in a time of growing enrollment has never had the support of the community. The more people we reach, the better the prospects for keeping Hoover open.

For twelve good reasons to keep Hoover open, click here. If you’d like to help, please email If you haven’t already signed the petition, you can do so here.

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