Time to hold their feet to the fire

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As the tension mounts, it is way past-time for these individuals to start publicly making their intentions known.

The image “http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:5vgbVcyTozOTDM:http://www.greensboro.org/CH/people/images/GCS_Childs.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. One new possible rumor, according to a poster on the Chalkboard, is that board member Dr. Walter Childs may retire off the board. Without confirmation, nor an official announcement, it is speculative.

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The image “http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:me99hGzh_e10ZM:http://www.theyoungdemocrats.com/kearns1.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. And yes, we’re still waiting on Dot…well, I’m not waiting.

I’d say, let’s start sending e-mails and making phone calls…start finding out who’s in and who’s not.

The image “http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:KqwGZ0ynREklJM:http://www.greensboro.org/CH/people/images/GCS_Sharpe.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. I know, I know, we’re also waiting on Anita Sharpe. Rumors continue to swirl about her possible retirement off the board, but I will not comment about that until her intentions are officially made known. It would neither be fair, nor professional.

I mentioned Ms. Sharpe last because I’ve received a number of inquiries yesterday alone asking me if I would forgo running for the at-large seat, and instead consider running for the District 5 seat if Anita Sharpe decides to retire and step down after this year.

I appreciate the ongoing confidence you have in me. In terms of expense, a district race is much cheaper than an at-large race. The vote is the same, though.

My response is this…I’m examining all of the possible scenarios out there, including the one involving the District 5 seat should Ms. Sharpe decide to step down. Everything is purely speculative at this point, but some announcements from folks on the Board need to start coming. The clock is ticking.

I welcome your comments, as always.

E.C. 🙂

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3 Responses

  1. It really doesn’t matter who is and who isn’t. We’ll find out soon enough. This race is like Ebay. …you wait till the final moments then submit your name. …sometimes lucky enough to run unopposed—right Deena?? That’s the only reason she’s still there. So I’d wait till the very final moment EC. Keep these ol farts wondering..you could either run at-large or in your district. Don’t give them your game plan. Also, I just laughed my #$%%off! Saying Childs will retire “off” the board–he’s gonna FALL off the board if he keeps sleeping thru the meetings! Wake Up Walt!

  2. All I’ll say is I’ll have an announcement at the appropriate time. They’re having fun making us wonder…we can have the same kind of fun.

  3. I would hate to see Anita Sharpe step down from the school board. She’s been a top-notch advocate for common sense for nearly 20 years. If we had a few more board members like her and Darlene Garrett, the Guilford County Schools would be in much better shape today.

    Having said that, if she does step aside, you would be a wonderful replacement, Erik. But I’m hoping that both you and Anita will be on the school board come 2009.

    Heaven knows, we need all the help we can get on that board!

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