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Meet The Ann Arbor School Board Candidate: Christine Stead

Oct 21, 2014

The Ann Arbor School Board will have a new look after next month's election.  Ten Candidates are running for four seats on the board.  While I will be interviewing all of the candidates, incumbent trustee Christine Stead is the focus of today's report.

Credit Christine Stead

Stead thinks Ann Arbor Public Schools are in the middle of an exciting time as the district is now heading in the right direction. 

As she seeks re-election, Stead wants to work to ensure students across the district have access to new educational opportunities. "I think we've just kind of done the tip of the iceberg in terms of our new programs for this year and our work going forward is to continue to improve.  I think our next wave we're going to focus a little bit more on middle schools and look at some of the other buildings that we didn't start initiatives in this past year," Stead says.

Stead thinks the proposed annexation of Whitmore Lake Public Schools fits in with the growth strategy of balancing the budget by adding more students. Efforts to advocate for the district at the state level is another reason Stead hopes voters will choose to give her another four years on the board.

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