So, I had 5 lawn signs ready to place at selected properties. When I was about to place one, the property owner looked at it and asked me: “What are you running for?” I looked at the man saying: “School board. It’s always for school board in May.” Then, it struck me.
I am so entrenched in the campaign that I left something I consider so obvious out. You would understand and many other passers by would understand, but I recalled the questions I got during my canvassing the neighborhoods. The questions of sort what is the school board, what’s its function, what is the position about, why would a childless person care about a school vote, and similar. I also got questions about taxes, but I’ll address and explain my position on that issue in some other post.
I took the sign back to add the words “for school board”. I also put a note down that each consecutive pamphlet will have to introduce a mini lesson about the structure of a school district, function of a school board, and other basics.
There is a tremendous discrepancy in knowing the basics among residents. I believe that greater understanding will increase an interest in getting more information and interaction.