This weekend take a stroll down the Mountain Oaks path, smell the flowers, listen to the wind blowing through the trees and take in the amazing surroundings. Walk through Montrose Shopping Park. You don't have to buy if you don't want to, just window shop. Then on April 2, take some extra time with your kids. Ask them about school, their friends and what they are learning. Then remember everything and if all of this open space, beautiful landscape and smart, happy kids are important to you take some time on Tuesday to VOTE. Those who live in Glendale can vote for the city council members, school board members, and community college trustees; those that live within the Glendale Unified School District can vote for school board and college trustees.
I attend school board meetings. Until I began writing about the district, I really didn't have any idea of how hard school board members worked. The paperwork alone is mind boggling. It is important to look closely at the school board candidates and to choose wisely. As a parent, I feel I can speak from experience on one candidate, Mary Boger. I haven't always agreed with her opinions but I have always respected her. She understands the inner workings of the education system, which is no easy task. But more than that, she understands kids and I think it is because she is a mom, not a "let someone else teach my kid" mom, but a volunteer mom.