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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City resident Leslee Derbeck submitted her name to Whitley County Consolidated Schools Superintendent Dr. Pat Oâ€™Connor for consideration for the open Board of Trustees seat.
Derbeck is married to Chad, and the couple has three children â€” Hannah (16), Zavier (7) and Hartleigh (2).
The Post & Mail had five questions for prospective board members. The following are Derbeckâ€™s answers.
What do you think is the biggest need for WCCS?
Derbeck: I know a big one, that affects my oldest, is the situation going on with the valedictorian/salutatorian, and for the grade-weighting in AP (Advanced Placement) classes. My oldest is in the National Honor Society, so sheâ€™s affected by that one. I know some things that happen (in the district), but I havenâ€™t followed everything, but I am willing to learn and dive in and work my hardest to get answers on whatâ€™s best for the system.
If you had sole discretion over the funding from the state, how would you use it for the district?
Derbeck: I donâ€™t know. I would research it to find out what the true need is for the school system and use it for that.
What is your opinion of the district potentially building a new high school?
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