If you want to do more with your schools, have you considered a seat on your school board? Forget about this year, elections come up in just a couple weeks. But, there's plenty of time to check out how your district operates, and whether you could make a contribution. Charles Borgognoni, executive director of the Central New York School Boards Association, says there's a brochure that's downloadable, with information on how to start the involvement process. To get a hard copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 463-1904.
The same website has information on districts here in Central New York---worth checking even if you don't want to run for office.