Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 22, 1973 · Page 11
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. . . School board candidate Duncan Files For Election To School Board Position . Editor's Note: This is t h e fourth in a series of interviews with the five candidates w h o have filed for positions on the Fayetteville School Board.. The incumbents, Dr. Charles Oxfor dand Henry Shreve have drawn opposition and voters will cast ballots for the directors at the March 13 school election. The election .ot di^ rectors is the only issue on the ballot., .; By PAT DONAT TIMES Slalf Writer "I'think;! can make a contribution to the community by serving on the School Board and feel that everyone has an obligation of public service." This is the reason Tom Duncan has filed for a position on the Fayetteville School Board. He is opposed by incumbent Henry S h r e v e and Don Trumbo in School Election. the March 13 Duncan, who is chief of the South Central Reservoir Investigations of the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, came to Fayetteville 11 years ago. He has strong ties to the area for his father was a graduate of the University of Arkansas. Duncan, who was born in 1928 ·In Washington, D.C. is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and did graduate work in public administration at George Washington University · In the nation.'s capital. · Prior to coming to Fayetteville he was assigned by the Department of the Interior to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. He is married and he and ·his wife, Margaret, (Peg) have four daughters, Susan. Cathy, Sarah and Nancy. The children range from nursery to junior high. - T V . , Duncan sees social problems as the biggest problem facing the schools. He identifies these .basically as d r u g , abuse, attitudes and the permissiveness of today's society. "I think that youth needs more to do. There are plenty of school activities but I feel there are other areas where schools can help youth. I think that all children should have an equal opportunity for scholarships and educational advancement and would like to see more assistance for youth In this area. I have a particular interest in seeing that the uri- der-dog gets a chance to par ticipate," he said. Other problems which will confront the S c h o o 1 Board in the near future he feels are funding, with federal cutbacks and inflation taking a toll of the budget. "I feel this will call for a re-evaluation ~* "" budget,"he said. changes In the curriculum which he thinks is a good one, however, he would like to_ ; see more emphasis on ecology. "I am interested in the ecology program being prepared by the school administrators: 1 I feel that children sh'ould have an opportunity to get good information on what ecology mean's :o.them. There is a major need for teaching in the field of ecology, especially in waste disposal and the water and air pollution areas," he. said. : Duncan would also like to see more emphasis placSd .on *the. fine arts. "I am not opposed to athletics arid I think-every one seeks their qwn:leVel of interest. I would like to investigate the whole area of fine arts. The schools have' a , good program in music, it may ne'ed expanding and more 'suitable space, .but I am thinking of fine arts in general. I don't see enough expression' in art and students can express themselves with their hands, given the opportunity. Art isian excellent media for this," he said. The top priority of any school system according to Duncan has of the Duncan also expressed a need to look more closely at the maintenance and bus replacement problems in the transportation system of the schools. "I go along wilh Dr. James Patrick (a member of the School Board) when he said we need to look at school bus r e p l a c e m e n t s a n d maintenance," he said. Re-iterating his concern about social problems, Duncan said, "I am concerned about the values students today express in terms' of 1 behavior altitudes and feel that the School Board needs to be aware that changes are being made in the patterns of life," he said. to be providing the best education for the dollar expended. A critical review of the budget, -; without tax increase would be the first step if federal tunds are cut" in vocational education, . he feels, to find money to support this section of the educational program. "If there is no other way to find funding for these important programs then the tax increase might -have to be implemented provided the people agree by a majority vote. The critical review would come first," Duncan said. "The program is necessary. I . don't think all students are vocation-oriented and · not all students are scholars. There is a very definite need for trained skilled workers. There is a la- ix»r market here which .needs to be filled. The programs also give the student who is mechanically minded an opportunity to excel, and to,attain success," Duncan said. Duncan felt local industry might participate in funding to the^ degree that they utilize the graduates. "This will help keep our young people in th« area and we won't lose them to t h e big cities.',' he; said, . . ' The 'candidate personally favors the institution of public kindergartens because this gives all children in this age group an equal chance for learning. "It is my understanding that with state aid funding would not be difficult." He sees the School Board as the governing body of the, entire school system -- the policy m a k i n g organization anc developer of guidelines for the administration, and the last word on authorization of expenditures. The role of the individual director is to function as a budget adviser within his ability. "The director can obtain f e e d b a c k from students, teachers and parents, in order to make good decisions for the majority. I don't think there is any monetary reason f o r anyone to s.eek the post since directors serve without salary. Any individual seeking the office is motivated because he wants a better system for his children and his neighbors! Duncan envisions no sweeping 1 children," he concluded. FAITH TEACHING MINISTRY INC. (Formerly Lighthouse Tabernacle) (very FRIDAY NTTE at 7:30 P.M. will have a Fellowship Meeting; ROGER STAUB a Director of The Way Out will be teaching for 4 Friday nils* on FAITH. This Is for air people needing teaching on all'of the Bible. -- No Denomination -- No Joining 1 It is not a Church. ; . Located 'A mile West of the 62 Drive In Theatre then turn 400 ft. South at Hawfrtns Body Shop. · . ; . , . 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