Last night I went to Goshen to listen to the 8 candidates for the brand new Goshen School Board. If you haven’t been following this story, Goshen-Lempster is breaking up. Goshen has no school, so they will be sending their kids to other schools once this is all ironed out. Currently, both Goshen and Lempster kids go to other high schools (Sunapee, Newport, Fall Mountain, Stevens, etc.). The K-8 kids go to the local Goshen-Lempster School. Now, those kids may go elsewhere, or even to multiple schools. The 8 brave souls who have stepped up to form the new school board will have to figure out transportation, negotiate tuition with the surrounding school districts, learn insurance requirements, find out how a school board interacts with the host school board, etc. It’s quite a thing. While the problems to work out may seem overwhelming, many of the candidates expressed excitement and appreciation for the opportunity. It isn’t very often that you get to shape what education for your town will look like. Kudos to those who are up to the challenge.