Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Fulton School Board will retain some veteran experience while at the same time gaining a new perspective with its slate of incoming members, although with three candidates for three open spots there will be no election in April.
Incumbents Rodney Latty and Andy Bonderer are both running unopposed for the two open three-year seats, and Rob Hunter is the only candidate for the one year remaining on the seat vacated by Linda Davis last year.
Hunter, a psychiatrist at Fulton State Hospital, has run for the board several times in recent years and said he is looking forward to finally getting actively involved. A regular attendee of board meetings, there already are several issues Hunter said he is interested in pursuing as he joins the school district’s governing body, making particular note of several topics discussed at the March 6 meeting.
“One of the things I was very encouraged in is that it sounds like in the future the district is going to have some snow routes so we have options other than multi-day school outages. I think that’s long overdue,” Hunter said. “Another thing I enjoyed this past week was the endorsement of academic week. I would like to see academics supported as vigorously as we support other extra curricular activities.”