My thoughts on the Franklin School Board race

Generally speaking, when it comes to school board, I have no use for them. None.

That business about providing the best education for students while being responsible to the taxpayers, that it’s all for the children. As Colonel Potter used to say in M*A*S*H, “Mule muffins!”

A major problem is that in far too many school districts, school boards tend to be far more liberal than the communities they represent. Franklin is a prime example.

On Tuesday April 5th we have a school board election in Franklin, and in all honesty, it’s a complete snoozer.

Three candidates are on the ballot running for two seats. You can vote for up to two but don’t have to. I recommend voting for just one, if you vote at all.

The candidates are:

1) Incumbent, Mike Spragg, current school board president

2) Incumbent, Debbie Larson

3) Jeffrey Hall

Spragg had “one shining moment” last April when he surprised a packed school board meeting, announcing he supported finally taking the masks off Franklin school children. He got a rousing ovation.

But when I say one shining moment, I mean it. His term as board president has been pretty milquetoast. Uninspiring as a leader. Wish he would have stood up more often against outgoing School District Administrator Judy Mueller and for parents and their kids.

There was a time, a long time that I would have never considered voting for Debbie Larson. But she too came out blazing at that same August school board meeting, refusing to back down in an impassioned plea to make kids maskless. Larson in my view seems to have come around on her way of thinking that I’m more in agreement with.

Jeffrey Hall has been a lost cause even before this election cycle. His previous run for office was a dumpster fire. The Covid hypochondriac has been seen double-masked and has held pool parties at his home with no masks, no social distancing. He would also be totally irresponsible when it comes to taxing and spending.

If the election were today I’d probably vote for Larson and only Larson. Come Tuesday I might just leave it that part blank. I am so not enthused about this race.

I do think the election is a foregone conclusion. Spragg and Larson will be victorious, easily.

My thoughts echo pretty much the same that I wrote about earlier this year.

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