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Candidate hopes to create better school system for son

Thursday, October 25, 2012

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Jason Moon is running for District 4 representative of the Clay Community Schools Board of Trustees.

Moon is currently the Managing Editor of The Brazil Times and is interested in running for school board to create a good school system for his son to enter in four years.

"(Our son) James David will be 6 when this term ends," Moon said, "meaning he will be entering the school corporation. It is my intention to help make CCS the best corporation in the state. I can think of nothing better than my son going to the best of the best."

Moon said he has several family members who work in education, and Moon was once on a college track to become a teacher before choosing another path. Moon said his most important qualification to run for the school board is that of being a parent.

"I feel that this is one way I can give back to him and to other children within the community," Moon said, "by helping them be able to get everything they can possibly get out of our school system."

If elected, Moon would like to see a continuation of technology in the classroom.

"Recently, school officials have proposed the possibility of using iPads in classrooms," Moon said. "I believe this is a step in the right direction. The cost of books continues to escalate, which has been an ongoing problem for several years."

Moon would also like to see changes happen to create smaller class sizes.

"While I haven't necessarily seen it first-hand," Moon said, "I have been told classrooms, especially at the elementary level, are over-crowded. This is unacceptable. It would be a goal to see less students in classrooms for better education."

Moon is married with one child.

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.