Three candidates so far for vacated USD 489 board seat

Hays USD 489 has received three applications to fill a vacant seat left by a departing board of education member.

Darren Schumacher resigned his seat after a career change forced him to relocate to Manhattan.

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According to the agenda for the April 14 USD 489 board work session, Jerald Braun, Mandy Fox and Patrick Scott have thrown their names in for consideration. Applicants have until April 18 to apply for the vacancy.

Braun, a Fort Hays State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, formerly was a teacher at Felten Middle School and has 17 years of total education experience. Braun earned his master’s degree in instructional technology from FHSU.

Fox, a Kansas State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in agronomy, is owner of Fox-Z Consulting, an environmental consulting business, and has worked for K-State, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Texas A&M University, where she earned her master’s degree in soil science.

Scott, who graduated from FHSU with a degree in elementary education and received his master’s from FHSU in school administration, is a former Victoria math teacher and coach, serving from 1976 to 2008. Since 1990, he also has been a sales representative with The Meckenstock Group.

For more information on the candidates and the upcoming work session, click HERE.

  • Thanks

    All sound like good candidates for the vacancy, with diverse backgrounds and education. Good luck to all, and thanks for stepping up for what is a thankless and difficult job.