Meet your Cassville School Board candidate: Steve Henbest

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Age: 36


Current Occupation: Sr. App Engineer for Jack Henry & Associates, Owner of Henbest Storage

Past Experience: 7 years employed with Cassville Schools as Technology Specialist.

Education: Cassville Alumni, United States Marine Corps Veteran, Associates Degree in Computer Science

1. Why do you want to win this position?

To me it’s not a matter of winning or losing, it’s a matter of serving my community as I did my country. I take pride in my service as I will a board member if elected. As a father of two, I would like the opportunity to help the future of all children in this community and be actively involved in the decisions made for our district.

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

My goal is to be both objective and supportive while bringing a little more modern approach on district issues to ensure Cassville School District provides great opportunities for both students and faculty.

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

I feel the voice of the district faculty and parents often goes unheard or unnoticed. In order to be successful, we should welcome ideas, concerns, and opinions from both faculty and parents. I plan to be that voice and welcome open discussion.

4. Which building project should the district complete next?

Personally, I would like to see the oldest part of campus, the “vintage wing”, updated into a modern learning center with up to date technology to facilitate our children’s learning.

5. What do you feel is most important for raising the quality of education provided by Cassville schools?

I know as a parent of two children it can sometimes be a fight to get them to put down their electronics. Children gravitate to electronic devices and we should continue to provide updated technology to facilitate learning. We need to also push to stay competitive with surrounding districts in the area of technology.

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