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School Board Candidates Announced

The School Board candidacy of Jim Burgess, Luke Davis, and John Sodt will be announced in tomorrow’s paper (click here to see the announcement)!

The Students First plan they will implement… “would change the way the district does its budgeting process to get a concentration of dollars in the classrooms, providing tools and programs teachers and students need to be successful.”

Improving student achievement results at the middle school and high school levels also will be a major emphasis in their campaign. For example, they cite Ohio Board of Regents statistics that show colleges and universities requiring nearly 40% of Westerville high school college bound graduates to take remedial classes before admission. The candidates believe improvement is needed at both the middle and high school levels.

As School Board Members, they will work towards the better management of operational costs, with the intention of redirecting spending for low-priority items back into the classroom. In addition, they will look for opportunities to share resources among district schools to provide better service and to avoid duplication.

Learn more about the team at On their web site, you can sign up to be on the e-mail list, request a yard sign, offer to volunteer or donate to support their campaign.