Your Input Needed!

Dan Twohig works with WSF and was involved yesterday in a meeting with the Governor about the ferry system. He has an opportunity to provide suggestions on how to address current financial issues and would like input from as many ferry users as possible, but he needs it by noon on Sunday. This is a chance for your ideas to be funneled directly to the Governor. Here is Dan’s request:

Despite the brief, general press release yesterday, we were fortunate to have the Governor’s undivided attention for almost two hours!  The meeting was both upbeat and sobering.  We provided the Governor with suggestions to fix some of our problems and we have the opportunity to do more.

The Governor asked us for suggestions for ways to save money at WSF that will offset the increase in crew costs.  We will have her attention for the next several days but that window may soon close. We need to get back to her early this week.

I would like you all to brainstorm ideas to save money at WSF.  We need to squeeze every dollar we can out of this effort.  No idea is too stupid or too crazy to be considered for our submission.

Please send your ideas to me directly at:  If you think they need to be posted to the newsgroups for discussion, that’s fine but we don’t have time for huge arguments.

Please give me a one paragraph statement of your idea.  If you feel you need to back it up, I want a concise briefing paper no more than ONE page in length.

I need this ASAP, preferably by noon on Sunday.

Again, this is a brainstorm.  No idea is too crazy or too stupid to be considered for our submission to the Governor.

Thanks for your help.


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About sjbrooksyoung

Susan Brooks-Young has been involved in the field of instructional technology since 1979. She was one of the original technology users in the district where she taught and has continued to explore ways in which technology can be used to facilitate student learning. She has worked as computer mentor, technology trainer, and technology curriculum specialist. Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education in a career that spanned more than 23 years. Since 1986, she has published articles and software reviews in a variety of education journals. She is also author of a number of books which focus on how school leaders can implement the NETS*A Standards. Susan works with educators internationally, focusing on practical technology-based strategies for personal productivity and effective technology implementation in schools. Susan and her husband live on Lopez Island, WA.

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