Purdy School Board Questionnaire: Travis Brown

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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Publisher’s note: The following Q&A represents the candidate's views verbatim, as submitted via email in response to our questions, and has not been edited. The election will be held April 4, with voters allowed to select three of the five candidates. The top three vote-getters will be elected. - JB

Age: 41

Current Occupation: Pressure and Measurement at Missouri Gas Energy

Past Experience: No answer given

Education: High School

Age: 41

Current Occupation: Pressure and Measurement at Missouri Gas Energy

Past Experience: No answer given

Education: High School

1. Why do you want to win this position?

With a love and life long ties to the community, I would like to keep small town values in our school system.

2. If elected, what is your number one goal on the school board?

I do not have just one main goal, one of my goals is to make our school system one that teachers like to stay and not just be a stepping stone to bigger schools.

3. What areas of the school district do you think need improvement?

I think a main need for improvement is transportation. Our school buses and vans are getting many miles and hours put on them and is becoming a safety concern for our students.

4. Should the next big project focus on facility construction or technology?

I think the next big project should focus on facility construction. I feel that we should build a bus barn in a more convenient location instead of paying rent on a building offsite. Another project that I feel is important is to provide a safer environment for our preschoolers.

5. Would you like the district to look at a 4-day school week?

I am not opposed to looking at this option, as I understand it can be a large savings tool for our district. Some of my concerns for this option would be the students who rely on school lunches to fulfill their needs throughout the week. Another concern of mine is the effect it brings to hourly employees.

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