Bloomfield 20/20 was founded in 2003 by Four Bloomfield Hills School District taxpayers who realized that the school board was not listening to them.
Bloomfield 20/20 became active for this purpose:
To raise awareness among taxpayers about serious flaws in the educational outcomes and financial management of our schools.
Bloomfield 20/20 has grown to become a "watchdog" group; we work to make school board activities known to taxpayers. We provide much needed financial oversight in our well-funded district.
At that time, a plan for a single new high school was being formulated by the elected school board and a group of citizens who had been privately selected by the Superintendent. (The Mega School.)
At that time, Bloomfield 20/20 raised $100,000 and was able to persuade the board to "permanently table" the Mega School. Bloomfield 20/20 also endorsed three candidates who won seats on the board in one of the district's final "stealth" elections, on Monday, June 14, 2004.
Bloomfield 20/20 is non-partisan, it is privately-funded, and is NOT subject to the open meetings act or to respond to requests under FOIA.
Bloomfield 20/20 is a grass-roots organization of volunteers and meetings are held in private.
Today, Bloomfield 20/20 has extensive contacts and influence within the community and is recognized as a "force to be reckoned-with" in local school politics.
On Nov. 2, 2010, Bloomfield 20/20 and it's supporters were able to control the outcome of a vote for a $73-million bond proposal intended for the construction of a new high school and administration building at the Andover site. Bloomfield 20/20 deemed the proposal to be unreasonable, and 12,000 voters agreed.
As of today, the school board is still "not listening to us," and therefore, B20/20 will support the efforts of private citizens who have filed petitions for RECALL of all seven trustees, which the Oakland County Election Commission approved.
All seven of our Trustees have acted in open defiance of the majority of voters who said "NO" on Nov. 2, 2010.
Bloomfield 20/20 is a reference to vision. Bloomfield 20/20 has a "vision" for our schools that the board does not recognize;
We want GREAT schools; top-ranked schools, well-maintained and efficiently managed. We want transparency in board business. We do not necessarily want NEW schools.
I am proud to be a member of Bloomfield 20/20.