Blatchford said he’s running again because despite the diminished role the School Committee plays while the state runs the schools, it still has a job to do.
“It’s unfortunate, because there’s no one to check on what happens in Lawrence Public Schools,” Blatchford said. “It’s only us going to meetings and getting to ask questions, which isn’t the best process. Sometimes it’s like banging your head against the wall in terms of not having the authority to do things. But at this point, somebody needs to ask the questions and I’m willing to do it.”