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School board forum Aug. 15

Aug 07, 2017

Fifteen candidates have applied for openings on the Fairfield Community School District’s board of directors.

The public will have a chance to hear from them during a forum at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.

The sitting school board members are Phil Miller, Paul Miller and Warren Schaefer.

Candidates who have applied to join them on the board are:

• Jennifer Anderson • Frank Broz

• Kevin Curran • James Elliott

• Cathy Giberson • Michael Lane

• John McKerley • Christopher Meador

• Ben Picard • Debi Plum • Kelly Scott

• Madonna Smithburg • Barry Waugh

School board terms last four years.

Board member Jeremy Miller has announced he will resign in the middle of his term. The two years remaining on his term will be served by either Virgil Symmonds or Christi Welsh.

According to a press release from the school district, the board of Fairfield Community School District has the responsibility of setting policy and goals for the entire school district. These actions provide a general direction for staff and support the district’s mission of creating tomorrow’s dreamers, thinkers, and leaders.

This governance enables board members to focus on larger issues which include narrowing the achievement gap, raising graduation rate and increasing the percent of students College and Career Ready.

Fairfield’s district is ranked the 57th largest district in student enrollment out of the 333 Iowa public school districts. Geographically, FCSD is the 15th largest district according to size.

“Through the board’s work, the projection of finances is the strongest in the last two decades,” stated the press release. “Because of the diligent planning, programs for student learning and extracurricular activities continue to enrich the school experience. Student achievement is improving through the efforts of administrators, teachers, parents, and students.”





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