Letter: Research your vote
Please carefully consider the impact of your vote Tuesday for the open De Soto USD 232 Board of Education positions. Please do not vote for someone "just because you know them or have heard of them." Please research the candidates and dig for information prior to voting next Tuesday.
My one visit to the April 20 baord meeting continues to be etched in my mind in a most-unsettling way. (For an insight, please visit http://www.desotoexplorer.com/section/archive/story/5392).
If you take the time to review recent Explorer articles, please read between the lines, make the phone calls, get to know the candidates.
If you have no students in the district, please understand that both the quality of your community and the value of your home are directly impacted by the decisions of the school board. Good reputations are quickly marred by incremental, bad decisions. We need to participate in an informed, collective way, and I encourage you to take notice.