I have been selected, or I was the only sucker who applied?
A few weeks ago, the high school set about recruiting volunteers for this committee. The message stated:
"This committee is charged with identifying and
prioritizing the needs of [Hoopa Choopa]
and then presenting a final report of needs to the
District Growth and Capital Needs Committee.
Identified needs will be of a capital nature that
will improve the educational environment of the school."
And I was thinking, there are a lot of "needs" in there.
Then I was thinking this could be interesting, but as far as I knew, the high school doesn't have any glaring capital needs that I know of. I considered throwing my hat in the ring, but what if I was selected to serve and still felt there were no capital needs? Should we spend money just because it's there??
See, Colorado legalized recreational marijuana. A good bulk of the tax revenues are meant to go toward education. Well, the pot business is going like gangbusters, so now there's all this pot revenue floating around. I assume that is what gave rise to this site improvement committee - to help find ways to spend the pot money.
The recruitment message included:
"Membership will include at least three parents, two students (grades 10 / 11),
three teachers, two classified employees and two administrators. "
So that seemed like fun enough. I've cut back on the tutoring since I'm in grad school, and this sounds like a nice mesh of my interests. But I put off applying until the final day. In addition to our contact information, we were to provide
"a brief summary explaining your interest in being a part of this committee"
and I didn't lie. I mentioned my interests in secondary education and project management and added a bit about *paraphrased* - I'm a bit bored and isolated right now, plus my participation might help me get a real job in the near future.
Okay, so I've been selected. How many people even answered the call? Would they have turned anyone away?
Our first meeting isn't until January, so maybe I'll snoop around for needs of a capital nature in the meantime. I've asked Meego for input, and he just has complaints about the librarians (not of a capital nature) and the fact that the vending machines are off limits during lunch - apparently thanks to Michelle Obama. I think she's got more pull than I do.