• August 1, 2014

Killeen school board candidates talk funding

Harker Heights chamber of commerce hosts political forum

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4 comments:

  • Viktor posted at 11:00 am on Sat, Apr 13, 2013.

    Viktor Posts: 316

    Ktexguy87 hit the mark. Reason we see the same names over & over on school board elections (and even city council) is because these old families that've been around for years are interconnected. They seek board positions to further their business holdings, get pals ahead & stay in the know on who is getting what contracts so they can get a share of pie. Look at the person that was recalled from Killeen's city council & went for a KISD board position instead. Was that really to serve the needs of the community? Getting more people to the polls to vote for non good-old boy candidates is key to decreasing this city's antiquated way of doing things. The 3 older candidates running for school board don't even have young kids in the schools & are out of touch with the times.

     
  • ktexguy87 posted at 7:07 pm on Mon, Mar 18, 2013.

    ktexguy87 Posts: 4

    Yes Viktor, you're correct. and here's the kicker. do we really want an aunt and nephew on the board together? do we really want the owner of the company where the district gets their gas from on the board (isn't that against the law anyway?) Would the board if he were elected change the contract to a different vendor? (I doubt it) I mean the district is already buying land from current and past board members while seated on the board. One family of a current member was put into her position in the higher paid ranks with no experience and she's not even at work half the time.

    The good ole boy network is here and the the rule of nepotism only applies to those they don't like but the ones the do like are the ones that get away with everything like the families that are running for the board.

    The only way to do anything about it is to get enough people to vote them out.

     
  • lancarter posted at 3:59 pm on Fri, Mar 15, 2013.

    lancarter Posts: 6

    I would have attended the forum if I didn't have clients scheduled for me at work.

     
  • Viktor posted at 9:30 am on Fri, Mar 15, 2013.

    Viktor Posts: 316

    Same names again & again. These people have no clue what classrooms are like today. Why don't we get candidates that are in touch with education?