The election to fill the open District 1 Christian County School Board seat is featured in today’s news.
The two non-partisan candidates—Sara Shepherd and Clayton Boyd—debated last week at the Bradford Square Mall. Asked about the biggest obstacle in front of the board, Boyd pointed toward increasing parent involvement.
Ms. Sheperd listed a number of issues she said were more related to normal business than large obstacles.
Asked about whether Oak Grove should receive an elementary school, Ms. Shepherd said she would look all of the facts before making any promises. Boyd said it’s something to be considered very seriously as that community continues to grow.
Ms. Shepherd is a former school board member and Boyd is retired from Phelps Dodge. District 1 includes much of northern Christian County.