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R-VIII School Board Candidate - Alan Quick

Alan Quick is the only incumbent running for re-election, having served a three-year term.
Quick was born and raised in Licking and is a 1994 LHS graduate. During his career he has worked for the City of Licking at the Waste Water Treatment Plant and driven a truck. In January of 2006 he began employment with Intercounty Electric Co-op Association as a lineman and is now Safety Coordinator. Further education has been directly influenced by his job opportunities.
He is part of a large family, predominantly in the Licking area, and has longstanding ties to this community. His experience is that “the community has always backed the school.” Tracy, Alan’s wife, is from the local area and they have three children, Kaden, who graduated from LHS last year, Kyson, ninth grade and Korbin in the second grade.
He has filed again “to continue the progress we’re known for as a strong and united board. We can have different opinions, but the decisions made by the board are based on what’s best for the district and what the end result will be,” says Quick.
Having served on the board he explains that the challenge is meeting all the requirements and guidelines for the government entities and still ensuring the school and community’s educational needs are being met. He continues, “Serving on the board was very eye-opening; you are made aware of things the general public isn’t. I enjoy serving on the board, but realize I needed some life experience before serving. I had never filed before because I felt the board was doing a good job, I was lucky enough to get elected when a previous board member had stepped down. I feel the hardest thing the current board has had to do was finding a new superintendent. It was very intense, time consuming and prayerful.”
 “I know the community and the people; we all share similar thoughts and beliefs.” Quick attributes the good school system to conscious and thoughtful decisions by the board. “The (test) scores prove it and superintendents and teachers usually retire as opposed to leaving from our school system,” states Quick proudly.


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