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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Wellington Board of Education Candidate: Jason Newberry

  • USD 353 District 3, Position 6 - unopposed.
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  • What makes you the best candidate for the USD 353 Board of Education?
    I just want to do my best and keep an open mind about what lies ahead. I do hope to bring my technology background to the table in assisting the technology department in pushing forward. I am also looking forward to bringing my perspective to the board. I decided that with my youngest getting ready to join the ranks of 353 and my daughter heading towards the fourth grade it was time for me to step up and do my part.
    What are some specific, local education issues you'd like to see addressed if elected?
    The first thing that pops to mind is the test score issue. I feel that steps have already been taken in the right direction and I am sure more are to come. Another issue is the pursuit of technology. I think it is important to make sure that the technology dollars are spent appropriately and not just chasing what everyone else is trying. The building maintenance issues at High School have to be dealt with, sooner rather than later. There is no magic wand to "fix" the issues we are currently facing in our school district, but I am looking forward to working with the other board members, faculty, parents, and kids to bring Wellington schools to the level we all know they can be at.

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