Crescent school board race set Tuesday

Two Crescent residents are vying for the open seat on the school board in the Feb. 11 election.
BY SHEILA STOGSDILL Published: February 8, 2014
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Two Crescent residents are vying for the open seat on the school board in Tuesday's election.

Lloyd Jones and Ginger Collins seek to replace Sherri Pickle on the Crescent School Board for a five-year term.

“I was asked by the citizens to run for school board,” Collins said. “I am interested in education in our community.”

Collins cited low test scores as her chief reason for running. The school's overall test scores were a “C” and below, she said, referring to the state Department of Education report cards.

In 2013, the school district report was a D-minus, the elementary school received a D-minus, the middle school an F and the high school a C. In the prior year, the school's overall grade and those of the individual schools were Cs, according to the state website.

“I am concerned where we are today,” Collins said.

Collins has children and grandchildren who attended Crescent schools. She also has an adult child who is a teacher and another adult child who has taught school previously.

“It's a group effort to get a child educated,” Collins said.

Children learn through different means and methods, she said. Collins said she wants to know how the current administration is handling the teaching directives.

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