by Max Brantley
I received this note overnight from Shaun Gains, who said he's 20 and attended Hall High School:
For over a year I have been having a conversation with concerned citizens, parents, and educators in the LRSD. I have heard the good and bad. I have heard that parents want more of a say in their child’s education. I have heard educators discuss how charter schools are hurting their schools by taking much needed funding out of the public schools, and I want to stand with those who have no other representative on the school board. I’ve decided that age and experience shouldn’t stop me from making a run to change the LRSD. It’s not about me, it’s about our students, it’s about our parents, and it’s about our teachers.
In the next three months I will be listening even further to those who I want to represent. I want to be a clear choice for the Second Zone. Electing me would bring integrity back to the second zone seat, it would bring a new face and fresh ideas back the school board. Please reach out to me, so I can know what you want from your school board representative.
Michael Nellums is the incumbent in Zone 2. The election is in September. Gains has a Facebook page up.