Carr Township voters will choose from five candidates to fill three seats on the Medora Community Schools’ board of trustees during Tuesday’s election.
Incumbents Teresa Brewer and Joe Campbell are seeking re-election, while Todd Carney, Greg Barnett and Ricky Underwood Jr. hope to be elected for the first time.
Longtime school board member Denny Wayman chose not to seek another term this year.
Carney, 40, a quality control team leader at Sabic Innovative Plastics, said he was encouraged by others to run because of his past involvement with the schools.
“I have a vested interest in Medora’s school system as both my daughters attend there,” he said. “I don’t want decisions to be made at the expense of my children without having an input in those decisions.”
Having managed budgets and people at places he has worked, Carney said he is good at prioritizing.
“And I believe nothing is more important than our children’s education, preparedness for the future and overall well-being,” he said.
Carney said the biggest issue Medora Community Schools is facing is “enrollment, enrollment and enrollment.”
“I think Medora Community Schools has a lot to offer families,” he said. “Medora has a small teacher-to-student ratio, so more attention can be given where it is needed. That being said, I believe students that leave Medora may only find themselves a face in the crowd.
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