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Education

September 6, 2013

Hoch third write-in candidate

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My wife, Cindy, and I have been married for 36 years and have three grown daughters and seven grandchildren.

Why should people vote for you?

One reason would be experience. I previously served on the Centerville board of education for approximately 15 years. Also, I’m conservative by nature. I don’t spend money impulsively (just ask my wife). I’m sensitive to the high tax rate in our district, and would do everything in my power to lower that rate.

What do you hope to accomplish if you are elected?

First, I want to continue to be an advocate for not only the students, but for the taxpayers of this district as well, and to be a good steward of the taxpayer’s money. Just as importantly, however, I want to make Centerville the kind of district that parents want to open enroll their students into, not out of. Part of this deals with improving the school climate, including zero tolerance for bullying and harassment. The second part of the equation is to enhance our course offerings so that all students will stay engaged, not just those who are college-bound. I believe we should be striving to offer more technical courses, including auto mechanics and electricity/electronics, so that students are prepared to go directly from CHS to the workforce. We’ve seen this work with the metals program, so why not expand it to other areas?

What are some of the main issues facing the board and where do you stand on them?

Money has been an issue as long as I can remember. Declining enrollment and a stagnant property tax base have resulted in an extremely high school tax levy. I don’t pretend to have all the answers, but I do have a few thoughts on the issue.

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