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Karen Blankenship

Karen Blankenship

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Chardon school board candidate Karen Blankenship, November 2011
Chardon school board candidate Karen Blankenship, November 2011

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Published by: The News-Herald on Oct 06, 2011
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IllL BE PUBLISHED. completed: September 20,2011

The News-Herald
. .. EI ection Question na I re
Political party: Name: Karen Blankenship Age: 49 length of residence in that community: Occupation: Fulltime wife, mother

Date questionnaire

I Offr'ce sought: Chardon School Board -+I _ Gender: Female (circle one)

Home address: 14905 Sisson Rd, Chardon, OH 440[24 24 Years Campaign Web site: Employer: and commUni~y volunteer

Marital status: Married Name of slPouse: George Name and age of any children: Robert 20, William rand Kali 16 Public office experience: None I


experience (committees,

boards, etc.)c Current President and past Secretary of the Chardon Athletic Boosters.

Member of the Executive Board, Executive Committee and Council Vice-President of Membership of the Boy Scouts of America Greater Western Reserve Council. Past Committee Chair of Munson BSA Troop 91 and Pack 91.

Political office held 1. 2.

Years served

Elected or appointed?



School/city/state High School College Graduate Other Piqua Central High School/Piqua/OH Edison State Community College/Piqua/OH


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Degree-Subject or Certificate High School Diploma Data Processing, AAB


{Note: Only list schools from which you've graduated and/or earned degrees. Please indicate if currently attending.} {Note: If you've completed a certificate program, please list in "Other" row and indicate certificate obtained.} Should you be elected, what are three specific areas you'd like to change, address, improve or further research, and how specifically would you go about it? The three big issues for the next board of Chardon Schools will be the succession of school administrators, development development of community of an effective budget to keep Chardon an "Excellent" rated school, and support for school funding which may include a levy. All three of these

issues will then affect other issues such as changing and expanding the current curriculum along with reinstating electives that were cut. The next school board also needs to address the growing concerns of the community with regards for Special Education and Advanced Placement courses while maintaining the quality of education for our average students. In order to objectively deal with any of these issues, we need a school board willing to research the issues and have an informed civil discussion with each other. Communications School Board. Whether for past accomplishments or future goals, why should voters elect you? I have regularly attended scheduled and special Chardon School Board meetings for the past two years. I have been an active volunteer in the Chardon School System, the Chardon community and the Boy Scouts of America for over eleven years. I am the mother of three students of the Chardon School District. will definitely be a key to success for the next Chardon

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