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Boone County School Board - Division 5

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  • Karen Byrd

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Biographical Information

Why are you running?

What makes you the best candidate?

Age 61
Education/Degrees Associate degree in Dental Hygiene from East Tennessee State University.
Community Involvement Member of First Church of Christ, Burlington, KY. Have coached and been an assistant coach in Upward Basketball as well as other recreational and AAU league boys' and girls' basketball and Boone County Knothole Baseball league.
Campaign Message Students come first! Our children and their education must be considered an investment instead of an expense.
I believe in public education and its importance for the future of our community's children. I have served on the Board for the past 24 years and still have much to contribute to insure that our schools are meeting the educational needs of all students. I also support our administrators, teachers and staff and feel we have dedicated professionals at all levels committed to excellence and innovation. I want to continue the work so that the next generation of students can have the best we can offer for their future.
I have a proven track record of commitment to a quality education system in Boone County Schools. I want to continue that service for current and future students. Our students are preparing now for jobs that haven't been created yet. We need people who believe in public education to be visionary leaders to help set the standards that will allow our students be successful regardless of the path they choose after graduation. We need leadership who support educators for the professionals they are and working together provide them, as well as our students, every opportunity to be successful.
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