BLADENSBURG — Dissatisfied with the way their school district is being managed, about two dozen concerned citizens of the East Knox school district met Tuesday to talk about the district’s affairs and explore some options.
The group formalized its status by electing officers: Duane Dugan, president; Matt Schwartz, treasurer; and Angie Munston, secretary.
The concerned citizens agreed there needs to be a movement throughout the East Knox district and everyone has to get involved, working as a team, for the good of the school district as a whole.
Dugan said one of the main objectives of the group is to find viable school board candidates to run for the two seats which expire this year, those of Larry Campbell and Korey Kidwell. He said the voters are looking for school board members who want to listen and truly represent all the people in the district.
“It’s going to take a brand spanking new board to rebuild the district,” he said.
Nearly everyone concurred with Dugan, and several individuals elaborated on the theme. Schwartz said he believes the current board cares about the district, but may be out of touch with the population. One individual said he felt the voters were being lied to by the school administration and the current board, and another said, “They won’t talk to us.”