"I think it's important to try to find the best candidate to fill the position", he said, adding the district is now working on multiple items he hoped to see carried out. "If I am honored to be elected president next year, then I have all this experience under my belt".
A motion by board member Barry Stewart to split the phase three projects into four separate motions for the board to vote on died lacking a second. Smith said all proceeds generated from the auction will go toward helping pay down the county's debt for the complex. The work on the library and central office, which equates to about $66,000 of the project, was cause for concern for several patrons from the community, and more than 50 individuals filled the board room hoping to sway the board's decision.
Incoming superintendent Anthony Lewis believes Lawrence Public Schools have the potential to become the state's "flagship school district".
Grant School District is searching for a replacement for outgoing Superintendent Curt Shelley.
Guy said he is a registered Democrat, although the school board race is nonpartisan.
"In our efforts, we very much appreciate the leadership of Rep. (Steve) Arndt and Senator (Randy) Gardner in understanding the importance of this special funding for the future of educational excellence at Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools". DeLacy highlighted that the district's insurance premiums are set to rise by 14.5 percent for the upcoming year. And like elsewhere in the metro area, the city has seen new development and rising housing costs that are pricing some families out.
Huntley added that the district is working to improve its services for middle school students who need additional academic services.
Larson, who voted against the tax hike, said she had reservations about it because "a lot of the details weren't sorted out". She says the discussion first began two years ago but grew in importance as more reports of school shootings came to light.
Last May, the state sued two former Superintendent William Pfister and Assistant Superintendent Richard Sopko to repay almost $850,000 in salary and annuity payments it said both improperly collected over 15 years - with some early payments dating back to 1999.
"It was challenging people's perceptions, challenging people's beliefs about what our incredible kids can do", Lewis said of the 2016 achievement. "These are people who are listening". Grace and board member June Glover voted against it.