Back in April 2006, I started this blog page to give me an outlet to share what was going on with Education in not only the Milford School District, but also around the state. Since that time I’ve used my web soapbox to not only forward important information about how state education affects the Milford district, but also issues that have come up in Milford that I thought parents and taxpayers needed to know about. If you are someone who has followed my page for any length of time you know that I also have taken the time to speak to other board members about their responsibilities and how we are elected to our positions by the community we represent and the children we are entrusted to educate. Recently, we’ve had some issues occuring in the district that has taken our focus away from improving the education for all children and closing the achievement gap. I have spoken about these issues on my blog and made it very clear that I speak only as only one member of the board and the parent of a current high school student. Just as a bit of information, the Milford board is made up of 8 members who can only vote when they are together in the board room in front of the public, and it takes 5 votes to pass any type of vote. As I wrote earlier about the boards job it is to set policies and rules for the district based on the communities needs, and the only employee the board directly hires/evaluates is the superintendent who was hired like all voting issues with more then 5 yes votes! Now as I enter what could be my 10th and possibly final year on the board I’m being told my recent blog articles and comments are responsible for causing dissension and morale issues in the Milford School District. I have been asked to shut down my blog and stop my commenting because it is also considered a conflict of interest with my board responsibilities by other members of the board. So I put this out there and hope that those who know my commitment to the children of the Milford School District will give me feedback and a future direction for this method of communication.