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Candidates stress change in May 10 race

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Candidates stress change in May 10 race

The Ellis County Press

MAYPEARL - Saturday is election time for local districts all around the county and the Maypearl Independent School District is no exception.

Incumbent Charles Frame Jr., who has served on the board for three years, is seeking re-election so he can continue the MISD’s vision of a new cultural change achieved.

“Mainly, it’s about enhacing the environment enough where kids actually want to learn,” said Frame, who is seeking another three-year term.

Fellow incumbent Tricia Ikard, first elected in 2006, said she agrees with Frame when it comes to sticking together. She believes it's essential to maintain the team of board members already in place so “they may continue the goals and vision of the district, adopt local policy, conduct comprehensive annual evaluations, approve the district budget and make the crucial decisions in maintaining that budget.”

While Mac McAllister wasn't able to be reached for comment, Clint Bittick, who served as mayor of the northern Ellis County town of Pecan Hill, has 20 years of legislation experience in education nationally, he said.

His main goals are funding for small districts, teacher salaries and a change to testing curriculum. He's previously been the vice president and president of the Red Oak Education Foundation. Now, as vice president for the Maypearl ISD Foundation, McAllister wants to help jump start the program as a 501(c)3 non-profit for scholarships and grants to be awarded.

“I'm really looking forward to having the chance to serve the board with my expertise.”

Voting for the election begins at 7 a.m. and ends 7 p.m.

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