Assuming you meant "persuade", I will say this. If a Board member doesn't have the guts to stand by their belief, they shouldn't be on the school board.
One of the members of the board in particular seem to be pushing this agenda. Oddly enough, she has only been on the board for a little over a month now so I'm not sure what the motive is. Time will tell.
I would also say hiring one or two administrators who don't live here will not change the district. No one person has the background or ability to change everything to where it should be. Kcee, do you honestly believe an outsider will be able to right the ship? If so, what could they do to fix a really bad perception of the local school system?
This is more than likely being done because several top of the heap administrators are currently living out of town and in fact, Mrs. O said one lady accused the superintendent of having a bogus address here. If that's true, then by all means, other administrators should be give the same consideration. Should the board fire a new superintendent if they find out she only has an address and not a residence?
Apparently they are voting on this issue at the next meeting. Why so soon, is one of the questions being asked. Why not concentrate on getting school started in the fall, another question. If people truly have a dog in this fight, they should call or e-mail the board members and ask how they will vote. You elect them to answer questions for you.
And as for the lady on the private page, she has every right to threaten ("bully") the board on election day. It's still America the last time I checked the sign over the door. If we don't like what current leaders do, vote them out and put in ones that may act the way you want to see them.
Mrs. O said at least three board members responded on that private page so you have to give them credit for guts at least.