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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Sep 6, 2008

The third of four voting opportunities in 2008 presents itself Tuesday when voters in Iowa will head to the polls for the annual school election.

In the big scheme of things, the school election may seem irrelevant and not worth the time it takes to go to the polls.

But that thought receives a big, fat zero!

School boards and college boards of trustees shape the educational framework which broadens and stretches the minds of our youth.

These elected officials oversee budgets, hundreds of employees, school infrastructure and school policy.

They must make sure their particular educational institution has crossed every t and dotted every i where state and federal mandates are concerned.

Their job is huge and the pay is non-existent. These are men and women who choose to dedicate their free and spare time to the belief that “it’s for the kids.” They are the ones who make sure everything is in its proper place for each institution to be in the position to offer the best educational opportunities to future generations who today must learn more than the 3 R’s.

It’s not an easy task, but someone has got to do it. While every name on the ballot will not be a victor, we want to applaud and congratulate these individuals who are so willing to serve in this capacity.

We encourage all eligible citizens in Emmet County to embrace the absolute best freedom in the United States of America on Tuesday and GO VOTE!