School Board Elections - do you vote??
I admit, before kids I didn't have clue who was on our local school board (nor did I care).
Now I realize the power these people have to shape your child's school and education. For instance, last year the board closed over half of our elementary schools and increased bussing by 35%.
Know where your board members stand on class sizes, outsourcing, program elimination, anti-bullying, etc....
It will affect you at some point.