David Wagstaff announces for Orangefield ISD School Board Position 6

Published 8:16 am Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Editorial by David Wagstaff

As of August 17 2016 I announce my Candidacy for Orangefield ISD School Board Position 6 .I graduated from PNG .I started my business at age of 16 yrs old .I was a Eagle Scout .I was Vol.Fireman for Groves for 9 years. Moved to Orangefield in 2004 .I have been marred for 6 years .We have 5 girls 1 boy .I am currently enlisted in the Texas State Guard. Also I am very involved in the community. What will I bring Orangefield ISD Board. Honesty & leadership.

I believe that a school board must be responsive and receptive to parents, staff, students and the community at large, encouraging an open dialog. The board must take input from all groups and weigh all the facts before making a decision. A Board member is a trustee of the community that elects him or her. That Trustee must be accessible and willing to collaborate with all members of the community; that includes all District staff. Anyone that comes before the board has the right to be heard # not just to speak. A school board member must build public understanding, support and participation.

My efforts as a board member would center on serving all of the children in the community; one child is no more important than another. We are a diverse community and have to celebrate that diversity. Our schools are here to serve the educational needs of all the children. All stakeholders; parents, all district personnel Certificated, Classified, and Management, as well as students must be partners in this endeavor if we are to be successful.

A key issue for school boards is to create a long-term vision, mapping a course that provides the necessary opportunities students need to reach their full potential. The board is responsible for establishing and maintaining a structure that supports this vision, empowers the staff, and provides leadership. It is difficult to provide leadership and carry out a vision when a district lurches from crisis to crisis, like a ship without a rudder. With my background and knowledge

I can help to provide the necessary leadership to keep the district on an even keel. I strongly believe that we have tremendous teachers and staff working with our children. We must re-establish morale amongst all district employees, and work to return harmony throughout the district. Education takes place in the classroom and the board’s efforts must focus on enhance

By working together we can all share in the knowledge and satisfaction that we have provided for the educational needs of all children, and have built a district where students, parents, teachers, and staff feel they are welcome and that they belong. I ask for your support because IT IS TIME FOR A Change Vote David Wagstaff Place 6 .Please Sharehttps://www.facebook.com/David-Wagstaff-for-Future-Leader-for-Texas-1724839634465130/.  https://www.facebook.com/Bring-Cracker-Barrel-To-Orange-Texas-496599137193492/