"High Achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation." - Charles Kettering

Friday, February 22, 2013

Meet the Candidate March 2 at Eager Free Public Library

Melissa M. Hammann, 2013 Candidate for Evansville Community School District Board of Education, invites you to attend a “Meet the Candidate” forum at Eager Free Public Library.

Topic: Open Enrollment

Come explore the topic of Open Enrollment with me! I want to gain a full understanding of this issue with the goal of helping the board reverse the mounting revenue losses attributed to it. Those who have enrolled their children in and out of the district are encouraged to share their stories. Together let’s use your data to transform open enrollment from a district liability into an asset and ultimately position our schools to meet every child’s educational needs.

Date:        Saturday March 2
Time:       10 AM – NOON
Location: Eager Free Public Library Lower Level
                39 W. Main St.
                Evansville, WI 53536 Lower Level

Our first kid graduates from EHS: That brilliant smile was worth all the hard work helping her get to this day.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Media Need to Know Superintendent Applicants a Mystery to Me

Last year Evansville had the same issue as Madison found themselves in this week in which only one candidate ending up passing the board review to the final community meeting. It baffles me why the media wants to publish the names of the ones who don't pass the board's final criteria. Do they want to embarrass the ones who don't make the cut? Do they think they are more qualified to vet the candidates than the board and the search firm that they hired? Or are they just interested in causing drama? The case of the Madison School Board not having a well-vetted candidate is something they need to take up with the search firm and arguably becomes subject to open records because a lot of taxpayer funds were spent for this firm to present viable candidates. However, the names of those that didn't make it to the final cut are not anybody's business and could be problematic for their longevity in their current jobs. I will never see how this becomes an issue of open records.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Thank you blog friends!

I want to take the time to thank my blog friends Chasinthenews and Evansville Observer for generously covering my school board campaign. You guys rock. I don't have the Observer linked on my blog anymore because every time I try to link it, some Indonesian blog gets posted instead. Don't know why and keep forgetting to mention this to my friend. I don't want to post much about my board views on this blog because I don't want to see the fiasco happen that unfolded last year when a candidate opened a FB page and it ended up very controversial. So, check out Chasin's blog and Observer's blog (Evansvilleobserver.blogspot.com) to see some of my views. Kelly Gildner is featuring two questions for each candidate in The Review this week as well! My plea is for all voters to inform themselves regarding the issues facing the district and the candidates' platforms to help face those issues. I do believe that once folks are informed of these things, they will choose me as one of their two choices in April, otherwise I wouldn't be running for the office. Arm yourself with data and then go vote on April 2! This has been a public service message brought to you by Melissa Hammann for Evansville Community School District Board of Education!