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My name is Scott Booth, and I am announcing that I am running for the open position 6 on the Mountain Home School Board.
I am a US Marine Corps veteran with 11 years on active duty, including multiple deployments. I am a small business owner here in Mountain Home, and my wife, Allison, and I have three small children, the oldest being in Mountain Home Kindergarten. We are members of the Mountain Home First United Methodist Church, and I am a member of the Mountain Home Rotary Club, actively volunteering in our community. I have previously been a member of the Baxter Health Foundation’s Mruk Family Education Center on Aging’s Board, having served as chairman and vice-chairman. I have also been a member of the Baxter County Library Foundation Advisory Board.
The decision to run for MHPS School Board is not something I took lightly. It is a contentious position; the current board has made many hard decisions, and there are many more difficult decisions ahead. My children will be in the school system for the next 15 years, and the decisions made will directly affect them and their education. There is a leadership principle that states: “Don’t ask someone to do something that you aren’t willing to do yourself.” With that in mind, and my background of being a leader of Marines, being a business owner, and having a vested interest in the welfare of our school district, I could not sit back and say, “I’ll let someone else do this difficult job.” I have chosen to step up and put myself as a candidate to the voters of the Mountain Home Public School District.
In the coming weeks and months leading up to the May 9th election, I will provide information on where I stand on the current issues facing the district. I’ll explain how I make reasoned, informed decisions using the best available information. I will make myself available to the voters and employees of the district through in-person meet-and-greets, as well as social media engagements. If elected to the board, I will continue these events; I want to know the issues within our district, and I want the district to know the ”why” behind the decisions I make. If elected, I know we won’t always agree on the decisions made, but you will know that I’m acting in the best interest of the school district.
I ask for your support in the coming months, and I would appreciate your vote on May 9th.