Ringgold interviews potential board candidates
A former director, a retiring councilman and a Charleroi Area School District employee vied for one vacant position on the Ringgold School Board Monday night.
The three hopefuls will have to wait until Wednesday to find out who will be chosen by the board.
The candidates are:
The vacancy occurred when Dr. Nikki Trotta was elected to both an at-large and a Region II position on the board. Ringgold voters elect directors both at large and by district.
Trotta chose to accept the at-large position.
Five board members were on hand for Monday night's public meeting, which was attended by just one resident.
District Superintendent Larry Golembiewski's interviews with the three candidates were taped so they can be viewed by directors Lawrence Mauro, Roger D'Emidio and Trotta, who were not present.
Eligible candidates have to be at least 18-years-old, a resident of the school district at least one year and reside in Region II, which includes New Eagle and parts of Monongahela and Carroll Township.
Golembiewski asked six questions of each candidate, including verifying their residency requirements.
The questions and the candidates' responses follow:
1.Give your main reason for seeking this position.
2.What do you perceive as your role as a member of the board•
3.Identify three goals you plan to focus on as a member of the board.
4.Identify any shortcomings in the district's programs.
5. Identify the district's strengths and weaknesses.
Board President Larry Speer said the board would discuss the candidates in executive session prior to its meeting Wednesday.
The board expects to elect one of the candidates at that public session, Speer said.