Dunbar Township native Casterwiler seeks nomination on Connellsville Area School Board
By For The Daily Courier
Published: Monday, March 18, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Dunbar Township native Scott “Stretch” Casterwiler is seeking a nomination for the Connellsville Area School Board. He has cross-filed.
Casterwiler, 48, is a first-time candidate.
“I would like to give back to the community,” he said. “My main goal is the well-being of our children, and I will strive to assure that they receive an excellent education.”
Casterwiler said his main goals will be to focus on the importance of individualized education in a smaller and intimate classroom setting.
“I am dedicated to preserving individualized attention to students through smaller class sizes,” he said.
A graduate of Connellsville Area High School, he has been employed for the past 30 years by Pechin. He has worked as the manager of the beverage department in the store for the past 14 years.
Casterwiler feels strongly about the health of students in the district.
“I strongly support healthy and balanced lunch options without the need to outsource the meal program,” he said.
He is a fan of the district's athletic program, noting the importance of showing support for local athletes.
“I help support the athletic department,“ Casterwiler said. “I faithfully attend every home and any away game — not only for football, but boys and girls basketball for the last 30 years.”
He said he would strive for a more open-door policy with the taxpayers of the district.
“If there are many school projects, I would like to hold a public meeting to meet with taxpayers and citizens to get their valued opinions about these projects, instead of having a closed-door meeting with only school board members making a decision,” he said.
Casterwiler said he is not connected with anyone in the district. He has no ties to employees and prospective employees of the district, he said.
“I feel that a quality education along with community support helps to build a strong foundation for our future leaders and successful careers,” he said. “I will strive to ensure that funding allotted for school projects are well-spent. My goal is not to raise taxes, as these hurt those on fixed incomes, such as senior citizens and two-parent working families. I will also strive to ensure quality education and security of our children. I want to bring the best education to the students and to make sure that the taxpayers of the Connellsville school district are being treated fairly.”
His wife is Kerri Casterwiler.
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