The School Board election will be held on May 8 with polls open from 10am to 8pm. Voting will take place at the Lulu Ross Elementary School, Morris Early Childhood Center and Benjamin Banneker Elementary School. Five candidates are competing for two seats on The Milford School Board of Education. Eugene H. Rust and Dean Johnson will be competing for the Area “D” seat on the Milford School Board.
Why are you running for School Board?
I think I can make a big difference in the school and community because I have lived here all my life and have worked within the area.
What past experiences will you draw on to assist you on the Milford School Board if you are elected?
Working for the district for the past 30 years and have been involved with all school staff, administrative staff, and construction staff.
What are specific issues that currently face the Milford School District?
I am concerned with the amount of administrative staff and teachers leaving the district and their reasons why. I will work on finding a solution for this. Community involvement, not just with businesses, will be one of my goals. Communication within the district is another concern.
What is the greatest success Milford School District has had in the last two years?
The opening of Milford Central Academy and Mispillion Elementary and the sports facilities to entice students to want to come to Milford School District.
What do you hope to have accomplished by the end of your next term if you are elected?
To bring back the pride and involvement the district had a few years ago. More involvement from the parents in the schools and raise the staff and faculty moral.
How will you assist the new Superintendent in his/her role in the District?
I think the relationship of the Board and the Superintendent should work hand in hand with all problems and issues. I will maintain involvement.
Why should people pull the lever for you on May 8?
I will work for them. I know a lot from my 30 years within the District, both good and bad, and know what has worked in the past. I am open to new ideas, just want to see the full picture.