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SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE: Kristen Hice, District D

James Redmond
jredmond@mywindsornow.com

Kristen Hice

Kristen Hice wants to make sure the Windsor-Severance Re-4 School Board hears concerns of students, staff and the community and does something about them.

It's why she will run against both appointed school board member Jennifer Lieber and Tiffany Herrington in the November election for the District D school board seat.

Lieber, Herrington and Hice each applied for appointment to the board's district D seat in August after Rick Klimek resigned in July. After the board interviewed the applicants, it voted unanimously to appoint Lieber to the seat until the November election.

As Districts E and B have only one candidate each, District D will be the only contested school board seat this election.

"I think someone new can bring a new perspective, new concerns and a new way of thinking (to the school board)," Hice said. "I can bring unbiased leadership and a different perspective."

Talking with members of the community and district staff, she said she heard questions that need to be heard. She wants to listen to those questions and concerns while keeping the needs of students in mind.

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For her, the students always come first. Part of that means getting students the resources they need.

"Whether those resources are technology, buildings, transportation, teachers, programs (or) so many different things our students need to become successful," she said.

Hice also feels strongly that as the district expands, it needs to maintain the legacy of Windsor High School, especially as it looks at the possibility of adding a second high school.

The community needs opportunities to become involved in the district's expansion and change, she said.

"(The community and staff's) questions and their concerns are very far reaching and I think it's important for all of them to be heard, because they all impact the students," Hice said. "We all have to keep the students in mind whether our agendas are buses or Chromebooks for every student. It all has to benefit the students."

The two-way communication between the community and school needs to play a major role as the district works through the next few years, particularly as the district deals with growth and crowding in its buildings, she said.

That communication can hopefully help make the Windsor-Severance school district, and its students, the best they can be.

Kristen Hice:

• Running against appointed school board member Jennifer Lieber and Tiffany Herrington for the District D seat.

• Lived in Windsor for 15 years.

• Works for Woodward, Inc. in Fort Collins, she was also a member of both the Programming and Capacity Committees researching options related to growth in the school district and the student capacity of Windsor High School, she currently serves on the parent-teacher association board of Range View Elementary School and Severance Middle School.

• Three kids in the school district, a third- and fifth-grade student at Range View Elementary School and a seventh-grade student at Severance Middle School.

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