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Three incumbents face one challenger for seats on Boardman school board



Published: Sun, October 25, 2009 @ 1:05 p.m.

By Rick Rouan

BOARDMAN— With three incumbents seeking re-election to the Boardman school board, the lone challenger is pointing to a need for a new voice as the reason voters should elect him.

“I know what it takes to survive out there in the changing economy,” said John Landers, a 27-year-old project analyst with Case Western Reserve University.

The incumbents running for the board are Kim Poma, 52; Nik Amstutz, 46; and Mark Fulks, 53.

“We work hard to maintain our report card level,” said Poma, the incumbent board president.

Landers said his degrees in computer science and engineering and experience working in that field uniquely qualify him to evaluate the district’s technology curriculum moving forward.

“I think we need to prepare children to work in this new economy,” Landers said. “Are we preparing [students] for the future?”

The three incumbent candidates would answer “yes,” citing consistently “excellent” report card levels from the state despite changing demographics in the school.

Read the full story and profiles of the candidates Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.


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