Long before it declared a month ago it was an “oversight” board, the Moore County Board of Education was an “operations” board.

Under former Schools Superintendent Bob Grimesey — and continuing with successor Tim Locklair — the school board has expanded its reach and responsibilities far beyond what the legislature ever intended for such elected bodies.

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Stephen Woodward

Meetings always have been overrated. Results matter, 100%. As for "input", this newly constituted school board does not despise the taxpayer and will therefore not ignore him. The previous school board rarely would respond to questions or concerns. This school board under Levy, Hensley, et al represents a new era. Have a question? Email. Text. Call. Encountering board members in the schools is another option. They are visiting schools week after week.

Margaret Smith

Mr. Woodward, I have emailed the school board, every one of them, several times in the past 2 years. The only ones who have ever answered me are Stacy Caldwell and Ed Dennison. Both boards ignored my emails, and I have always been respectful with my concerns. You are wrong about this.

Kent Misegades

Check the results of the recent election of the school board. The people you continue to loath and slander won with a large margin. You continue to bite the hand that feeds, generally a recipe for the demise of a business, newspapers included.

Sally Larson

Very good points, cutting back on meetings isn't doing anyone any good, especially our students.

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