Wildcat Township

Voters will elect one.

Elizabeth DeRossett

Family: Husband Tim, son Brock McVeigh, freshman at Indiana Tech; daughter Kelsey McVeigh, sophomore at Tri-Central; daughter Khloe DeRossett, seventh-grader at Tri-Central

Education: Attended Sharpsville Elementary and Danville Community Schools, graduated from Plainfield High School. Also earned a degree from IUPUI in dental, X-rays, insurance claims, OSHA, hazardous water and CPR, with an additional degree in grant writing

1. Why are you running to be on the Tri-Central School board? About the kids for the kids.I would like to become a representative of our school to help improve our academics, standards and budget. I believe if we work together in these areas and more, this will help to improve low enrollment and increase the knowledge of our students to better prepare them for college. Not just a few of the students, all of the students and implement additional help for those in need.

2. What do you see as the challenges facing the board in the next year? What will the school district have to do to overcome those challenges? About the kids for the kids. Some challenges I see for the upcoming year is our economy, low enrollment, curriculum, and some only seeing what they want to see. I have been raised to be blunt, open and honest and I believe in this. I am looking at all the kids and teachers interests and I would like to encourage our staff to educate our kids to the highest of their ability. Our current economy will challenge us to look at new ideas to adjust our budget were needed. Through further state programs and talking with other school corporations. Working together as a team, school board, administration, teachers, parents and community we can make a difference in the interest of our kids.

3. What skills and talents would you bring to the board? About the kids for the kids. I am very well integrated with our school communityand I bring change. I have the knowledge of a loving close family and the knowledge of kids, academics and work experience. I have organized and implemented several fundraisers for our school and have coached soccer through our school with organization skills. Together we can make a difference and make our school the best we can with a good working relationship throughout our school system.

 

Liberty Township

Voters will elect one.

Kolby Dickover

Age: 42

Family: Married, three children

Education: Tri-Central graduate 1986

Employment: General manager of Hass Wholesale in Westfield

1. Why are you running to be on the Tri-Central School board? I would love to continue to work for and with the patrons and staff to make Tri-Central the best it can be.

2. What do you see as the challenges facing the board in the next year? What will the school district have to do to overcome those challenges? I believe some of the challenges facing our school right now are budget cuts from the state level and continuing to raise the academic standards of our students. The administration and the board, along with all staff, are looking into creative ways to cut costs of operating without sacrificing academic progress.

3. What skills and talents would you bring to the board? I believe I am the most qualified candidate for this position based on my 17 years of business management experience setting budgets and working within the confines of budget constraints.

4. Why should voters choose you for the school board? I was born and raised in this community and understand what the expectations are for our school system.

Editor’s note: Liberty Township candidate Samuel Humphries could not be reached for comment.

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