Student’s education create successful communities

Published 11:26 am Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Editorial by Bobby Tingle

According to Bonnie Moses, a candidate for the Board of Trustees for the West Orange Cove Consolidated School District, educating students is a building block for creating success in communities. She pledges her time, interest and desire to be a positive force in pursuit of that goal.

Moses is one of five candidates seeking three positions on the school board in the election that ends Saturday, May 7.

Moses points to her strong work ethic, global knowledge, and nurturing parent skills as evidence of her ability to be an effective board trustee. Her forty plus years in the workforce placed her in a position where she had to pay attention to performance management, team-work, accountability, and safety for all. During that time she also had the opportunity to interact and adapt to an abundance of culturally diverse people, communities, and environments.

According to Moses the three most important concerns facing the district are: parental and educator involvement; teacher support and retention; and attention to long term academic goals beyond West Orange – Stark High School.

She pledges oversight of financial transactions to avoid waste or inappropriate activity while seeking to maintain and follow state and federal law and policy.

Moses is retired and therefore will be able to devote the time and focus demanded by the responsibilities of a member of the Board of Trustees.

I appreciate Bonnie Moses and the two candidates featured in my column in our last edition who took the time to respond. Knowing candidate qualifications and views related to this important role in our community provides voters with a better perspective when casting their vote.

Now you know what I know. Consider, but more important, vote.

Bobby Tingle is publisher of The Orange Leader. He can be reached at