Candidate forum spotlights Kings Board of Education race

Submitted by Rachel Richardson

Voters have the chance to meet the candidates for Kings School Board on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

The Kings Education Association will hold a candidate forum at 7 p.m. that evening in the Kings High School auditorium, 5620 Columbia Road, Deerfield Township.

The community is invited to the event and will have the chance to ask questions of the four candidates running for three open seats on the board.

Incumbents Bonnie Baker-Hicks and Hale Husband are joined on the Nov. 5 ballot by Bob Hinman and former school board candidate Kim Grant.

Baker-Hicks – a former Kings teacher and the most veteran board member – says, “Kings is in my heart and soul. It’s been a part of me since I entered first grade here in 1954. Having been a teacher at Kings for 30 years has given me great insight.”

Husband – board incumbent and retired General Electric engineer – says, “I believe I have the experience and fiscal knowledge to work with the staff, teachers, parents and the community to keep improving our children’s education. My experience at working with others to achieve goals … is important to attain the new goals of the state of Ohio.”

Hinman, a sports announcer for Kings, says, “I am pushing for Kings to move up from their current ranking to be the top district in the state of Ohio. Kings should also be good stewards of the resources they receive from the state and the residents.”

Grant, a longtime Kings critic, says, “Our community needs a board member who is worried about the financial burden of (higher school spending) on our families.”

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