DURANT – The Citizens for Silo’s Future group made its last preparations for starting a bond election campaign before the Silo School Board will decide whether or not the school may hold another bond election.
The committee formed subcommittees so that if and when the board approves the election at its March 11 meeting, the campaign can officially begin.
“After that, the talk will be over,” said Silo middle and high school academic advisor Kate McDonald. “We’ll be rolling into action.”
The subcommittees include Voter Education and Registration, Door-to-Door Campaign, Fundraising, Media Communication, Business Partners, Marketing Material and Community Service.
“Many of these committee activities will really serve a dual purpose of campaigning for the bond and uniting the community,” said Kim Mauck, committee member and Silo parent. “We’re excited about bringing the community together to work toward a common goal that will benefit our kids so much.”
Accordingly, the committee also agreed that the focus of its message should be on the children, as they are the primary beneficiaries of a “yes” vote. Involving students in the campaign however they are willing and legally able will be a priority.
The meeting was facilitated by committee member Glenn Price. Other members in attendance not previously mentioned were Chris Coder, Randy Cloyd, Stewart Mayers, Shirley Thomas, Christy Willman and Silo Superintendent Dr. Bill Caruthers.
The committee’s next meeting will be Tuesday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the High School technology classroom. Any citizens who would like to serve on the committee are welcome to attend.