I have pushed before for ward elections as a way of reducing the impact of large amounts of money. Now this has moved a step forward. Anton Jungherr and I organized a meeting on Sunday (4/29). The group leaned towards promoting true ward elections where members are voted on and also reside in the ward and towards using “method 1” involving gathering 500 signatures to get the County Board of Education to vote on it. In our next meeting (5/20), we will discuss the argument for this change, review information about the process and other school district experiences, set up a PAC, and discuss how to get community input into the actual drawing of the ward boundaries. As a working name, we have “Citizens for Positive Educational Change.” We also have a Yahoo Group set up as a mailing list. You can subscribe using this address: wccusdreform-subscribe@yahoogroups.com