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Saturday, 09 September 2017 14:41

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ELLY GRIMM
• Leader & Times

The majority of those running for one of the spots on the USD 480 school board are newcomers, and one of those newcomers is Liberal citizen Cindi Martin. 

Martin, who had a child graduate from USD 480 a few years ago (and another one still in the school system), said deciding to run for the board was easy. 

“I thought maybe by running, that would help me get my foot in the door to have contact with some of the teachers and help make things better. I really wanted to keep in touch with everyone so I could help,” Martin said. “I just decided it’s either now or never, and I decided to do it. I decided to do it and knew it would be a good experience no matter how it ended up.”

And Martin does have some things she would like to see should she be one of the lucky ones elected in November.

“I know this year, they had some trouble getting everyone into the right schools, so I want to help make sure that doesn’t happen again and the students get to go to the right schools,” Martin said. “I also want to help combat bullying. Those are just a couple things I want to help with throughout the district. Being a citizen of Liberal for more than 29 years, I’ve been involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters and other community groups, and having a son still in the schools, I felt it would be a good thing.”

Martin also praised the work currently being done and the work already completed. 

“It’s great they’re making sure they get it done right, making sure the buildings are good for the students, and making sure everyone’s happy one way or another,” Martin said. 

Martin also expressed excitement regarding the rest of the campaign trail and offered encouragement for the community to come out and vote in the election come November. 

“Just getting out to the schools and meeting the teachers and more people in the community. The first candidate forum, I believe, is Oct. 3, and I’m excited for that,” Martin said. “Just get out, have your voice in it, and get out and vote to help make the community better. I’m a people person, I love getting along with other people, and I’m very talkative and like to get to know new people.”


 

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