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Question 1: Why have you decided to run for school board?
Answer: Our educational system is facing some serious economic times and we, as a community, must be willing to work together in this time of hardship. With cutbacks in state and federal aid, the school board needs to remain good stewards of the public’s tax dollars while protecting the priority goal of quality education! This is why it is imperative that qualified, concerned candidates are considered for our local school board. I am a graduate of North Lamar and have lived and worked in this community for the majority of my life. My kids have also attended North Lamar and range in age from 3 to 22. This should show that I have a long history with North Lamar and I still have many years to go!
Question 2: What would make you a qualified candidate for North Lamar School Board?
Answer: I have worked with the Paris Police Department for the past sixteen years, which has allowed me an opportunity to gain a great deal of knowledge about North Lamar from working in and with the district. I have also worked in the high school and junior high as a school resource officer and Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Instructor. I feel that this position will allow me the opportunity for me to give back to our school district that has given so much to me and my family over the years.
Question 3: How would you fill the role of School Board member?
Answer: My many years as a public servant have taught me that all our public officials need to be concerned with transparency and accountability. This is accomplished by creating a dialog with the community that supports them. By improving communication between the school and the community, I hope to ensure that major issues are adequately explained and understood before proceeding with specific options. I also want to make certain that not only the quality of education continues to be available to all students, but that it is our main concern! It is imperative that all cuts or additions that effect students and their classrooms are scrutinized.
Question 4: How would you make sure each decision is in the best interest of the educational process?
Answer: By involving the knowledge of a variety of people in the community from students, parents, teachers, and concerned citizens we, the school board, will be able to make more informed decisions. If I am elected to the North Lamar School Board I will strive to ensure the communities involvement in the decision making process so that we, as a community, can improve our school district and the lives of our youth.