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CHS Students Tell Us More about School Board Candidates

April 14, 2011

CGA offers information about candidates to help you make an informed choice on Election Day.  The CISD Board of Trustees will be making critical decisions in the coming years, especially with the looming budget concerns in Texas public education.  According to IRS regulations, 501(c)(3) organizations cannot endorse any candidate for public office. Regardless of whom you support, please make your voice heard and vote early starting May 2 or on the May 14 Election Day.

Coppell High School’s Coppell Student Media recently interviewed Tracy Fisher and Amy Dungan, the candidates running for the contested Place 5 election.  Read on for excerpts from the articles written by CHS students, Rebecca Neumann and Madison Ford.

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CHS parent finds niche during school board elections

“Education is not about filling the pail, it’s about lighting the fire.”  That is a mantra that Coppell school board candidate Tracy Fisher lives by.

The mother of two kids, Aaron, a senior at CHS, and Sam, a sophomore, Tracy has dedicated the last 15 years of her life to community action.

“I quit working when Aaron turned three and I started getting involved in the community,” Tracy said.  “I didn’t know then how or where I would focus my attention, but I knew I would and I was drawn to education.”

Before her son Aaron had even entered school, she was a representative for the Town Center Elementary improvement committee.  Now, Tracy is on the District Education Improvement Council

To read the full article, click here.

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Dungan determined for Place 5 position

As local elections roll around, Coppell gears up to elect the ideal group of representative to guide the city into the future. At Coppell High School, some students have closer ties to the election than most.

For Mary, a CHS senior, and freshman Darcy Dungan, the upcoming elections signals their mother, Amy Dungan’s run for Place 5on the Coppell ISD School Board, and an opportunity for an even greater role in their academic careers.

Amy Dungan’s run for Place 5 seems to have been a long time coming. Having been involved in her children’s education since her son started in the Coppell High School system, Dungan has gradually become more involved in Coppell ISD schools. One of her most prominent roles being PTO president at virtually every level of the school system.

To read the full article, click here.

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