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This is one of a series of articles introducing the six candidates for KISD Board of Trustees. The election will be held on May 11th. Early voting begins on April 29 and ends on April 7. Early voting does include Saturday and Sunday voting hours. All voting is done at the Kennedale Community Center, next to the Kennedale Library. A public forum sponsored by KISD will be held Tuesday, April 16 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Wildcat Auditorium inside Kennedale High School. It will provide a chance to see, hear and meet the candidates running for office.
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There are two candidates running for Place 4. The following in order of their place on the ballot are the statements/information provided to the Kennedale News. {{more}}
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JANET ADAMS:
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?It has been an honor to serve on the KISD School Board for the last 9 years and you, the voters, have given me the opportunity to help lead this district. I have sincerely appreciated your support over the years, and I’m asking for your vote again to re-elect myself to Place 4 of the KISD School Board. There have been many accomplishments in the district over the years, however, there are still many important issues facing the KISD School Board. I am proud to say that we have taken many steps to improve the quality of education for the students of KISD.”
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“As a member of the KISD School Board, we have implemented many wonderful things over the years. We have given our teachers pay raises, improved school facilities, raised our test scores and continued with putting the interest of students, parents and teachers FIRST just to name a few. If re-elected to the School Board, I want to continue positive communication between the board and the community, improve technology on each school campus, build upon the programs that will keep our children safe in the schools and keep the district focused on the students as our community continues to grow.”
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“I am asking you to allow me to continue to serve you on the KISD School Board by giving me your vote on May 11th, 2013.?
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Community Involvement:
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? Kennedale PTA member since 1998

? PTA Honorary Life Member 2004

? Arthur School PTA President 2001-02 & 2002-03

? Room-Mom Volunteer

? Former Member KHS Booster Club

? Former Member of Cancer Foundation of North Texas

? Former Member of Junior League of Arlington

? Member of Committee for Wasted Program 2007 & 2011

? PTA President KHS 2009-10 & 2010-11

? Current KISD School Board Member

? Kennedale resident for 14 years, married to Rick Adams

? Two children who have graduated from Kennedale schools: Ryan, 2009 and Brooke, 2012
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ELISHA WOODSON:
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?As a board member my goals would be to increase honest communication between the district and the community, to be an accessible school board member and to increase transparency within the district.?
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Accomplishments
  • Mother of two boys, a seventh grader at?Kennedale Junior High School and a three year old
  • Completing Bachelors of Arts; Science with?expected graduation June 2013. Upon graduation?I will be a fully certified educator in secondary science.

Goals

  • To be an accessible school board member
  • To ensure effective communication between school?officials and citizens of the Kennedale school district
  • To increase transparency within the district
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Volunteered with the following organizations:

  • Delaney Elementary PTA 2006 – 2010
  • Kennedale Youth Association 2006 – 2012
  • Kennedale Athletic Booster Club 2012 – 2013
  • Kennedale Junior High Site-based Committee 2012 – 2013

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