Fairfield Community School District Board of Education Forum

Question & Answer Forum to Meet Candidates

Sondheim Theater

Doors open at 6 p.m.

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The Fairfield Community School District, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield Economic Development Association and Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce invite interested district residents to attend the Fairfield Community School District Board of Education candidate forum. The question and answer style format will introduce the candidates vying for the three open four-year term positions and the two candidates seeking the remaining two years of a vacated position on the Board of Education in the election, September 12.

The candidates will answer four questions during the forum to introduce themselves and outline their goals and ideas for the future of the Fairfield Community School District. The forum will be approximately two hours.  The candidates vying for the four seats, serving four-year terms are:

  • Kevin Curran
  • James Elliott
  • Barry Waugh
  • Debi Plum
  • Ben Picard
  • Michael Lane
  • John McKerley
  • Jennifer Anderson
  • Cathy Giberson
  • Madonna Smithburg
  • Frank Broz
  • Kelly Scott
  • Dr. Christopher Meador
The two candidates vying for the two years remaining of Jeremy Miller's four-year term, who resigned from the Board of Education, are:
  • Virgil Symmonds
  • Christi Welsh
The Board of Fairfield Community School District has the responsibility of setting policy and goals for the entire school district. These actions provide a general direction for staff and support the district's mission of creating tomorrow's dreamers, thinkers, and leaders. This governance enables Board members to focus on larger issues which include narrowing the achievement gap, raising graduation rate and increasing the percent of students College and Career Ready.

Fairfield CSD is ranked the 57th largest district in student enrollment out of the 333 Iowa public school districts.  Geographically, FCSD is the 15th largest district according to size.  Through the Board's work, the projection of finances is the strongest in the last two decades. Because of the diligent planning, programs for student learning and extra-curricular activities continue to enrich the school experience. Student achievement is improving through the efforts of administrators, teachers, parents, and students.

The School District's future is entrusted to the next group of board members that will join Dr. Phil Miller, Paul Miller and Warren Schaefer.