POLITICIZED SCHOOL RACES
Despite what some observers are putting forth in recent months – that upcoming school board contests might not be as partisan as in the past couple of years – Fuhgeddaboudit. The Oakland County Republican Party sent out an email newsletter on January 6, promoting a number of upcoming party events. Included was a promotion of a February 10 training session for those seeking a position on their local school board. The candidate workshop will run from 9 a.m.-noon and is billed as a joint effort of county Republicans and the Get On Board organization – an opportunity to “hear from the experts.” Trust us, the skirts of local/state Democrats are no cleaner. The Michigan Democratic Party announced on January 10 that the statewide political organization, in cahoots with the Contest Every Race group, will be pushing to get Democrats to file for local offices, which would include local school boards.