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How To Determine The Most Qualified School Board Candidate

With school board elections coming up, it's important to know which candidate is the most qualified. Education is one of the most important foundation stones for a successful future, so it's crucial that there are qualified people making decisions about children's education. Here are a few tips on how to determine which candidate is most qualified for the job. 

Research the Candidates

One of the best ways to determine if someone is a qualified school board candidate is to do some research. Read up on each of the candidates and learn about their backgrounds and qualifications. See what they've done in the past and what they plan to do if elected. This will give you a good idea of which candidate is best suited for the job.

Ask Questions

Another great way to determine which candidate is most qualified is to ask questions. If you have any concerns or questions about the candidates or the election, make sure to attend a debate or forum where you can hear the candidates speak and possibly ask them questions directly. This will help you better understand who they are and what they stand for.

Get Involved

Another way to determine which candidate is most qualified is to get involved in the process. Attend school board meetings, talk to other parents, and stay up-to-date on current education issues. The more you know about the candidates and the issues, the better equipped you'll be to make an informed decision come election day.

Big Picture

When evaluating school board candidates, it's important to look at the whole picture. Each candidate will bring their own unique qualifications and perspective to the table. Here are some other questions to get answered.

  • Experience. What is the candidate's background? Do they have any experience working in or with schools? 
  • Community involvement. Is the candidate active in the community? Do they have children in the school district? What organizations are they involved with? 
  • Leadership skills. Does the candidate have any experience leading others? Are they able to work well with others? 
  • Judgment and decision-making. Can the candidate make tough decisions? Have they demonstrated good judgment in the past? 
  • Business sense. Do they have business or financial experience? For example, a candidate that was previously a corporate bank board representative might be a good candidate to help a school board manage funds.

Making an informed decision about who to vote for in a school board election is crucial. These are the people who will be making decisions that will affect children's education, so there needs to be someone elected who is qualified for the job. By doing some research, asking questions, and getting involved in the process, the most qualified candidate can be elected. 

Contact a local representative, such as William Keyes, to learn more.