The youngest candidate in the race for a seat on the Jackson Local School Board of Education says he’s the best person for the job.
A 2016 graduate of Jackson High School, Clayton Conaway says he has what it takes to serve a school district that has served him.
He explained to Newsymom.com that is education background includes involvement in speech and debate programs.
“Many teachers knew me as an outspoken student, especially when it came to issues that we face as a community and as a country,” noted Conaway. “I am currently attending the University of Akron and am enrolled in the College of Education where I am pursuing a degree in AYA Integrated Social Studies.”
Conaway detailed his reason for running for the school board as being his desire to give back to the community.
“I believe that Schools are the heart of a community and what better way to give back than to serve as a board member.”
If elected, Conaway explained his goal would be to establish better communication between the board and parents.
“If parents have a concern, I would love to not only know about this concern but I would like to be a part of the solution. It’s my belief that board members have a responsibility to be hands on and active with the community,” said Conaway. “We must be aware of issues so that we may help address them. When it comes to our budget we must be fiscally responsible and recognize that today may be a good day but tomorrow could be different. We must be prepared for the expected and the unexpected.”
Conaway noted that he is looking forward to an opportunity to work on educating the future.
“As an aspiring educator I have the passion and love for education that will drive me to work hard each and every day,” Conaway explained. “It is our job as a community and it is the job of a board member to make sure that we provide a safe learning environment for all students. That is why I will work to solve any and all safety issues that come about.”
Michaela Madison Reporting
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