School Board Candidates Discuss New School

Beatrice–Three of the seven candidates running for a seat on the Beatrice School Board participated Tuesday night in a candidate forum sponsored by the Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce. Topics during the forum included school funding, the need for a new school and the importance of Pre-school education.

Those attending last nights forum were current school board member Doris Martin, and candidates Eric Book and Monte Lofing.

All three candidates agreed that now is not the time to put a bond issue to the voters for a new elementary school. Monte Lofing, who served on the board from 2008 thru 2012, says due to the Beatrice Six case now is not a good time to ask voters for a new school…

“a new middle school”     :16

Martin, who is seeking her third term on the board, says now is not a good time to ask the voters to approve a bond issue….

“approve a bond issue”      :20

Book says he doesn’t feel the taxpayers would approve a bond issue at this time….

“pride too, so”    :34

Others running for a seat on the Board of Education are Jon Zimmerman, Andrew Pinney, Erin Chadwick and Eric Trusty. It was announced prior to the start of last nights forum that those individuals were unable to attend the candidate forum due to parent teacher conferences being held last night in the school district.

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