Tuesday, April 16, 2013

One Small Step for Fox C-6! One Giant Leap for Our Community!

Yesterday April 15, 2013, I received an email from our school board secretary informing me that the "April bills have been posted on the website."

You can download the bill payments contained in the board meeting packet from here:
Fox C-6 Board Meeting Packets

This is a huge step towards improving transparency in our school district. It has taken nearly two years to get to this point. Now the previous months and years of board meeting packets with bill payments need to get posted on the district website so the community can assess how our school district has been handling our taxpayer dollars.

It's all about accountability, integrity and respect. It's about the values that our central office administrators like to throw onto their letterhead. The letterhead page for the bill payments has the following words in very large print as a watermarks at the top of the page:
Responsibility, Service, Learning, Honesty, Integrity and Respect.

The words on the letterhead are pretty meaningless if they are not practiced. In fact, they are quite insulting given the fact that I have received a lot of grief and excuses for trying to get our school district to do the right thing and post the board meeting packets and bill payments onto the district website. Sending out cease and desist letters for asking them to do their job does not seem as if they are practicing what they are preaching. Actions speak much louder than words!

I will continue to work towards making positive changes as to how our school district conducts business and treats both the community and its employees.

Great Leadership demands Honesty, Integrity and Ethical behavior. Anything less is unacceptable! Without those traits, a Leader will never gain or deserve the Respect and Trust of the Community or their Employees.

Thank you to our school board and district administrators for posting the Board Meeting Packets and Bill Payments on the district website!