Barbara Barlow’s comments to the DCSD BoE
January 21, 2014
Martin Luther King said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Well, this matters to me.
My name is Barbara, I have two kids in the Douglas County School District. I am wearing black tonight in support of our wonderful teachers and students.
My husband and I have lived in Douglas County since 2003. We chose our home due to the close proximity to Heritage Elementary School, one of the best schools in Douglas County. We have not regretted our decision, until recently. We do not agree with the policies the board and school district have been implementing over the last several years.
I spoke at a board meeting in November and voiced my opinion on several issues. One of which was finding ways to collaborate with the public during your board meetings. In that regard, please consider appointing a qualified person who would represent the 48% of voters who did not vote for you to fill Justin William’s vacant board seat.
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.” — Martin Luther King
I’m here to demand that you hear our voices.