Why is it that we have to go down to the board meetings anyway? Why can't the Board handle meetings as webinars, where busy families can just log in and listen while they wash their dishes, and so forth, and electronically ask for the ability to call in with their question or comment/be scheduled to do so online? In fact, I think we should set up a way for people to register, and the Board can conduct instant polls if they wish, to find out how parents feel about an issue or decision in real time. At least, this will encourage more engagement while saving gas (at least of the petroleum variety).
This is Palo Alto. Can;t we use some of our technology to make it easier?