Parma City Schools Board of Education election includes four candidates
PARMA, Ohio — The Parma City Schools Board of Education race finds four candidates vying for two open seats. Incumbent Karen S. Dendorfer faces competition from Alison Giraldo, Jack C. Krise Jr. and Jackie Roberts. Current Board of Education Member John M. Tenerowicz isn’t running for reelection.
Each term is four years with board members earning $125 per meeting ($5,000 max earnings in a calendar year).
The election is Nov. 5. Early voting started Oct. 8. All candidates were emailed questionnaires. Here are profiles of the responding Parma City Schools Board of Education candidates:
Board of Education Candidate: Jackie Roberts
Address: 6700 Farnsworth Dr.
Prior elected office or campaign: none
Education: Cuyahoga Community College
Family: son, Kyle
Why are you running? “I’m passionate about running for the school board because as a mother, community member and taxpayer I have many decades ahead of me with a personal investment in the success of our district. My son, Kyle, is in first grade at Renwood Elementary and has 11 more years ahead of him. I’m a lifelong resident of Parma and a proud graduate of Parma Senior High School Class of 1994. Every child deserves to have the best possible education. My main objective is to make sure that funds are properly allocated so that students, staff and faculty have the resources they need. Students shouldn’t lack opportunities because of financial issues or past choices that have affected our community’s willingness to support our levies. It’s time to gain back the trust of the community. I wholeheartedly believe there can be a balance between ethical decision making and what is necessary to remain financially stable, while still providing our students with many opportunities. With long term vision and innovative thinking and collaboration, a new way of doing business is possible. I believe what our district needs are attributes that I hold: ethical decision making, financial accountability and long-term vision.”
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