Keith Clark – husband, father, community volunteer and doctor of veterinary medicine – will appear as a candidate for the Central Valley School District Board of Directors in the upcoming general election.
Clark is the heavy favorite to emerge as the winner in the Nov. 8 vote, especially considering he is the only name on the ballot. Observers say the lack of school board contenders likely has something to do with the difficulty of the job and lack of compensation – the small stipend awarded to board members might just cover the cost of gas to meetings and school activities throughout the year.
Others point to Clark’s sparkling record of service and insight in his first four years on the board as one of the reasons for the lack of challengers this autumn. Clark currently serves as board president and has earned the respect of colleagues, teachers, students and parents throughout the district.
Central Valley Superintendent Ben Small said Clark has distinguished himself “a strong advocate for our students” who has campaigned on behalf of education with legislators and supported the district’s various capital bond and levy campaigns.
“Keith Clark is a steady leader who is committed to the best interests of Central Valley School District students,” Small said. “Keith can often be seen at school events and functions, supporting our students and reaching out to the community he serves.”
Clark, a member of the Evergreen Ward in the Spokane East Stake, was elected to the board in 2007 on a platform that emphasized improvements to the district’s math curriculum.
“I wanted to be an influence in guaranteeing the quality of education in the district,” Clark said. “I wanted to feel good about the direction the district was going.”... Read Full Story →