Voter apathy still a problem
Voting apathy appears to have raised its ugly head once again in this community.
A year after Julie Pearce won a seat the Ennis Independent School District Board of Trustees with what is believed to be a record-turnout in May of 2012, our community seems to be a little less interested than it was just 12 months ago.
That’s not an indictment on Jennifer Haden, Roger Peden, Kelly McManus or Rob Brown, who are vying for two seats on the board, replacing longtime trustees Mack Boy and Miles Strunc. It’s more than likely a reflection of the satisfaction that local teachers, parents and other residents have in the changes implemented by the current school board.
However, we should care a little more than this. If we remain apathetic towards the job that’s now being done in the school district, we could easily wind up in much worse shape than we were in earlier this school year.