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April 23, 2014

Q&A: The race for WISD Place 6



What are your thoughts on House Bill 5 and its impact on education standards?

I have attended a meeting with the school board to learn about House Bill 5 and its effect on the education system in Texas. This bill will change the education system for the better. WISD’s vision statement includes being the “world-class district of choice” and House Bill 5 will allow WISD to expand horizons and set us apart from other districts. The possibilities can be endless and I am excited to see student’s succeed under this new bill. It does impact education standards, but in a positive way. Student’s aptitudes, goals, desires, and needs all vary, and this bill allows education standards to vary to meet the needs of students instead of students having to all meet the same goals and standards. House Bill 5 will help students set attainable goals at an early age and allows them to ignite a passion in their potential career field and feel successful in school.  


Would you be in favor of putting a bond election before voters and, if so, what specific needs would you feel should be addressed?

Yes, but I would offer different options so the community can vote for what they feel is the most crucial for our district at the time. Based on the information I have, I would like to see the bond broken down into three separate, smaller bonds. 

The first bond would address over-crowding, safety, remolding of the older schools, and improvements in our technology. 

The second bond would address new/remodeled technical facilities; auto mechanic shop, cosmetology, culinary, computer programming, etc.

The third bond would address bus barn/maintenance facilities and athletic fields.


Why are you the best candidate for Place 6?

My love and pride of this community started many decades ago. I was born and raised in Weatherford, my business is here and I have worked here my entire life. I have dedicated almost 20 years of my life helping the youth in Weatherford. Through my passion of sports, I have had the opportunity to help children understand the importance of setting goals, teamwork, discipline, responsibility, accountability, camaraderie, success, how to deal with failure, and what it means to have a passion for something. My wife works at Curtis Elementary and we have spoken many times about the needs of students, faculty, and staff. I feel as though I have such a diverse perspective given that I have seen and been a part of educational changes in Weatherford for over 30 years and having a wife that works for the district gives me an inside glimpse of WISD needs that the other candidate may not get the opportunity to see.

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