Winchester High School has opened voting for new School Council members.
The Parent-Faculty Association is searching for two two-year members to be elected by the public. Each candidate must have a child enrolled at the school for the duration of the term.
These three candiates applied for the open positions:
1. Faith Benton:
"I am a Clinical Psychologist working with adolescents. I would like to be more involved in my community and my son’s high school. I have excitement about working with adolescents and interest in collaborating with the school."
2. Kathy Czeck:
"The next few years are critical years as we work together - parents, teachers, and staff, to implement the strategic plan and plan the new High School. I would like to keep the focus on the students, ensuring we are providing the optimum atmosphere for all types of learners. The goal should be to provide a challenging and supportive educational environment for students at all academic levels, allow students to take a classes at different levels and move between levels as appropriate, and help students balance high achievement with quality of life."
3. Roger Hain:
"I have just finished a 3-year term on the Finance Committee, where I was a member of theEducation Sub-Committee reviewing and developing recommendations for the school budget.I am currently a member of the EFPBC (school building committee), where both the VinsonOwen construction and HS feasibility study are main projects. Since both my children will beat the HS next year, I would like to have a meaningful opportunity to provide input andfeedback to school issues. Along with creating a modern educational space the works tomaximize student opportunity and achievement, I think that during the HSrenovation/reconstruction years it is important to minimize disruption to existing students tomaintain the high quality of their educational experience, as well."
Read their full candidate forms here.
The PFA advises if you already voted on Edline, vote again here.
The results of the election will be announced via email blast and on Winchester Patch.
School Councils are mandated in all public schools by the Education Reform Act of 1993 and are composed of parents and guardians, faculty and student representatives, according to the WHS PFA website.
The School Council meets with WHS Principal Tom Gwin the first Wednesday of the month at 6:45 a.m. to discuss school happenings. It also assists the principal with reviewing the school building budget and developing the school improvement plan.
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