Prairie Village resident and former Westridge Middle School assistant principal Bart Altenbernd has launched a Web site promoting his campaign for the at-large position on the Shawnee Mission board of education.
Altenbernd, who is one of four candidates vying for the position, has a son who attends Mission Valley.
In the issues section of his site, Altenbernd says he wants to bring more transparency to the board:
The recent school closure plan was flawed from the beginning. As a parent of a student in the district, I was dismayed at the lack of community involvement in the decision-making process. I believe my experience working with parents and communities could have helped the district’s administration develop a fairer and more open process.
Our citizens pay the bills for the district, and they should be consulted early and often. Stakeholders need to be brought to the table from the beginning to voice concerns and provide input. It’s the only way to create a defensible plan.