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Polk County Board of Education TRYON TOWNSHIP

The Polk County Board of Education is the local governing body of the County Public School System. Its members are elected in nonpartisan elections by townships and serve staggered 4-year terms.The 7-member school board has 5 primary responsibilities:1. Employ the superintendent2. Establish policy3. Determine annual operating and capital budgets4. Approve student assignment boundaries5. Oversee the management of the school district’s major systems, including budget and finance, curriculum and instruction, personnel and auxiliary services

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  • Rick Covil

Biographical Information

What experiences have you had that will help you in your position on the school board? (1500 characters)

What do you think are the three greatest challenges facing our school system? (1500 characters)

On a scale of 1-10 how important do you think public pre-K is to student success.

Please explain why you ranked public Pre-K education as you did in the prior question.

Are there additional measures our schools/district should take to protect students? If so, what are they? (1500 characters)

What are the issues in recruiting and retaining qualified teachers? (1500 characters)

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