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Where did I put my tissues?

On Board Online • June 13, 2016

By William Miller
Area 5 Director

We all spend countless hours in board service. Have you ever sat back and wondered why you do it? I know I have. Sometimes I think the compulsion to be a school board member ought to be listed as a psychological disorder in DSM-5 (the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).

But there is a cure for board member-itis. It's getting reminded about what our students are capable of.

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