Here is a video
of the school committee meeting at which I spoke; topic was outdoor learning; I made a few points about the difficulty in getting contracts, reaching remote learners, and having the right outdoor gear for kids.
I start speaking around 1:00:48. I guess this is what democracy looks like. Going to meetings... saying your piece... It's not just having a good idea and putting it on your website, unfortunately. I find it challenging to pick up the phone, go to the meetings, etc. I should have done a lot more of this over the years.
Other cool things in the meeting, with respect to us: the assistant superintendent Dr. Turk mentions orienteering when she talks near the beginning of the meeting, and other attendees echoed and reflected each other's points in a nice way.
I have anxiety about a number of things, not the least of which is: what am I getting everyone into? Will I let people down? How do I pass the torch?
On the positive side, we are starting to get nibbles from some new potential staff members and interns, including a couple young American elite orienteers, and a couple women with experience doing outdoor adventure program delivery. Depending on how covid fucks with our ability to gather kids outdoors, we might have a rocking spring.