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SC school board candidates share their ideas at public forum

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Four candidates are vying for the open seat on the Sioux City School Board. Four candidates are vying for the open seat on the Sioux City School Board.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

The four candidates hoping to land a spot on the Sioux City school board shared their ideas Tuesday night at a forum at city hall. Topics ranged from property taxes to school safety.

John Meyers, who served on the board from 2007 to 2011, has held this seat for the last 13 months.

He was appointed to serve in place of Nancy Mounts who resigned for health reasons. The three others in the running: Paul Speidel, Jacqueline Ritter and Paul Gorski.

"I'm now looking forward to finishing the last seven months of her term and appreciate the support of the voters to do that," said Meyers.

"I think I bring a lot of knowledge and common sense thinking to the board at this time of education reform," said Gorski.

"To help the board make decisions, by presenting their opinions and views to their board, so that many minds can create a solution to the problem instead of one or two having to hold the burden for everybody," said Ritter.

Any negotiation that I would make on the board, I would make as not only as a taxpayer but as a father, and parent in the district," said Speidel.

The candidate elected will serve seven months, the remainder of the term.

Voters can cast ballots at this special election at the Woodbury County Court House on Feb. 5. Polls are open from seven that morning until 8 p.m. that night. You can also vote by absentee ballot.

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