April 29, 2009 The candidates running for school board seats in Capac are obviously interested in meeting the challenges facing school districts across the state with tight budgets and declining enrollment. Heighten those challenges with the current contract situation—teachers, bus drivers and support staff have been working without one—and it's even more impressive that six individuals are seeking two seats.
Each of these individuals believe they can meet the challenges and accomplish the goals of providing quality education for young people to enable them to compete in an ever-changing and demanding job market.
The lack of contract agreements makes the job more difficult—but each candidate has stated they'll proceed with the best interests of the students at heart.
We hope the voters in the school district will support their efforts and beliefs by showing up at the polls on May 5th. School board elections generally fly under the radar with low voter turnout—an unfortunate irony considering local school boards help shape the future of education in their respective communities.
Now is the time for voters in the Capac School District to give direction by casting a ballot on May 5th.