WELLSBURG — Brooke County voters will be questioned to select from seven candidates for a few seats on the county’s college board when they go to the polls on Might 10.
The 7 are: challenger Zachary Boyd, who life in the Weirton Magisterial District, incumbent Chris Byers of the Weirton district, challenger Alfred “Al” DeAngelis of the Follansbee district, incumbent Stacy Hooper of the Weirton district, challenger Kristin M. Newton of the Follansbee district, incumbent Ted Pauls of the Wellsburg district and challenger Martin D. Wooden of the Weirton district.
Voters could select any 3, but the board may not include extra than two from any magisterial district.
Board members Robert Marks and Antoinette Perkins, whose conditions are not up, stay in the Wellsburg and Follansbee districts, so winners of the a few seats may possibly be two people of the Weirton district and a resident of the Follansbee or Wellsburg district or a single from every single district.
In his initial four-calendar year phrase on the board, Byers retains a bachelor’s diploma in legal justice and a master’s diploma in counseling.
He is regional vice president for Pinnacle Treatment method Facilities, a countrywide firm of dependancy procedure systems and has labored for 25 yrs in social support positions involving youth and grownups.
Byers has been a coach and referee for youth sports systems for several decades.
He explained the school board “should always be targeted, from leading to bottom, on guaranteeing a superior-excellent educational procedure for its students and excellence in providing a huge array of extracurricular pursuits to its most important asset, the little ones of Brooke County.”
Byers reported if re-elected, he will guidance initiatives to make up for the decline of advancement by numerous youth during the pandemic, be certain the district is financially secure at a time when it’s faced with a reduction of market and tax bucks and growing expenses for products and carry on to do the job with other individuals to provide a college program fascinating to the neighborhood workforce, residents, encompassing communities and students.
A graduate of West Liberty Condition Faculty, DeAngelis has served as supervisor of the Buckeye H2o District for 20 many years and is chairman of the Brooke County setting up fee, a volunteer board involved in pursuing resources to boost county-owned houses and the Follansbee drinking water board.
DeAngelis claimed when the college district missing Mountain State Carbon as a big source of tax pounds, it experienced by now observed a fall in enrollment of practically 200 learners, ensuing in a lot less point out funding.
He mentioned college students residing in Brooke County are transferring to close by college districts and in some circumstances, paying tuition for an instruction they could receive at no expense, although remaining college students will undergo from a reduction in applications and expert services induced by the missing funding.
DeAngelis stated if elected, he will operate with some others to establish fiscal actions necessary to make sure the county’s colleges have the systems and facilities that will make it possible for them to contend with other districts. He reported he will area distinct emphasis on programs related to science, technologies, engineering and math.
An office supervisor at Waldorf Distributing for about 12 several years, Newton is a co-founder of Further than Tomorrow, a volunteer group that aids people today recovering from dependancy and educates youth and some others about drug abuse via neighborhood activities.
She was director of religious education and learning and instructor at St. John Catholic Church for 15 a long time and engaged youth there in various neighborhood assistance assignments.
Newton reported if elected, her a lot of objectives will involve ensuring graduates are effectively prepared for the long term by evaluating the significant school’s school preparatory and profession monitor packages. She explained she’d counsel reviving the culinary arts program and setting up a hydroponics lab though operating to entail area enterprises in the career tech software.
She additional she’d explore new incentives for outstanding efficiency by academics and other team and assist initiatives to help pupils who are battling academically or monetarily, together with guaranteeing tutoring is available and seeking funding to assist volunteer-run school-primarily based endeavours that deliver backpacks filled with meals to learners in have to have.
Pauls is in his very first four-12 months time period on the board and is its president. He holds a master’s diploma in business enterprise administration and a doctorate in instruction. He has chaired the company office at Wheeling College and taught small business there and at other colleges and universities for 29 a long time.
Pauls is a previous company marketing director and stockbroker and served on Bethany Council, the Brooke County Strong Waste Authority and as a church trustee and PTA president.
He claimed if re-elected, he’ll thrust for the district’s tutorial packages to deal with a numerous range of job objectives, ensure the board and its personnel are accountable for their conclusions and operations, and perform with other individuals to supply lecturers with the resources desired to deliver a good quality education and learning.
“Our tax pounds should be expended to gain pupils. Educational applications for lecturers and students ought to often take precedence around administrative luxuries. Every single Brooke County citizen should really expect the most for their tax bucks from our instruction process,” he said.
Wood is former co-owner of the Pittsburgh Defenders arena football workforce, was typical manager of the Wheeling Ironmen for three years and served as offensive coordinator for multiple teams in the Pennsylvania Football League and has accomplished several corporations courses by West Virginia Northern Local community Higher education and Fairmont Point out College.
He has been active in youth sporting activities, arranging an NFL Flag Football league in Follansbee and coaching for the town football league.
Wood reported if elected, he’d thrust for the adoption of Quantum 12 education, an initiative of the U.S. Countrywide Science Basis involving up and coming laptop or computer technology made use of in professional medical investigate, production and other fields and function with other individuals to search for additional funding for particular education and learning, including he thinks students with exclusive demands would reward from extra individualized consideration.
He mentioned he’d force for less reliance on federal funding, which he explained imposes sure regulations on the university district, and help parents’ suitable to pick out their children’s education when promoting the faculty district as a very good choice to increase enrollment.
Boyd and Hooper didn’t react to questionnaires despatched to them.