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Freeburg High School Board candidate: Rita Randle

Name: Rita Randle

City of residence: Smithton

Age: 63

Family status: Married

Education: bachelors degree in education

Occupation: Retired elementary school teacher

Political party: Not provided

Office sought: Freeburg High School Board of Education

Campaign e-mail: Not provided

Previously held offices: Freeburg High School Board of Education member

What qualifies you for this position?

“My qualifications include the fact that I was a teacher for 33 years. That experience gave me the opportunity to see how the process of public education works. I’ve also served on the Freeburg High School Board of Education for the past 16 years. That experience and knowledge of staff, facilities and administrators makes me a well-qualified candidate for the board.”

What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?

“The top issue in the race for school board at Freeburg High School is to maintain the excellent district/school that we already have. With the financial state-level problems this issue is a bigger challenge. Our superintendent and board of education strive to be fiscally sound while providing the best possible education for our students.”