A couple of weeks ago the district announced openings on the school board committees. I checked it out and while it is not a paid position I decided I would throw my hat in the ring. Currently our election districts spot on the Special Education committee is vacant.
Part of the process is a application with a letter saying why you want to be appointed to a committee. With some help from some lovely ladies who acted as my editors I finally got my letter done. Thank You Stay Quirky, my Friends, Homestyle Mama, and Mamas Turn Now for all your help.
So here is the letter:
To the members of the The County School Board,
I would like to apply for the Special Education Committee membership for my district. I believe I am a strong candidate for several reasons:
1. I have a great stake in the district as a parent of four children who attend County Schools, one of whom deals directly with the special education department.
2. 2. As a special needs parent, I am actively involved in education at Children’s Hospital and with a program that helps first-year military medical students understand special needs in the home and the community.
3. 3. I have a professional history working with special needs students and adults. This background comes from my experience as a para-educator and as a nurse aide in my community.
4. 4. I understand that every student is different and that each child may require different services, accommodations or interventions to help them reach their full potential. I also understand the need for our schools to stay within their budgets. I am certain that both can be accomplished.
As you can clearly see, I have both the skills and passion for this position. I believe I would be a great asset to the Special Education Committee for County Schools. As a special needs parent, I know firsthand how the decisions this committee makes impact our children. If you choose me for this position, I will remain deeply invested and use my experiences and knowledge to help me make the right choices for our children, our schools and the community.
I hope you will find me a worthwhile addition to the committee. Please contact me anytime if you need additional information to help with your decision.
Now all I do is sit back and wait.