Newly Elected Candidates For Camdenton School Board Are Ready To Get To Work

Local News Politics Friday, April 9th, 2021

On Monday, there will be two new members of the school board in the Camdenton R-3 School District.

One of those new members is Gail Griswold “about a year ago I went to a school board meeting, and students were complaining about classes being cut, issues with the budget and they weren’t being heard. I just noticed a real big disconnect between the school board and the community.”

Griswold tells KRMS News the first area she wants to work on is finances in Camdenton R-3 “we do annual audits that are required for a political subdivision, for the state to come in and really look at our procedures…even the one that we get annually says we have issues with our procedures, so I think that would be a good start.”

Griswold says she’s also concerned about the pay scale for entry-level employees in the Camdenton school district and also a policy forcing kids to wear masks at times during the school day “I spoke about that a lot during my campaign…it’s a big deal for me. You can get a job at Wal-Mart right now for $11 dollars an hour pushing carts, but an entry-level job as a custodian at the district is less than that. So, I think we need to understand our market.”

Brian Butts is the other new member of the Camdenton school board.

Local News Politics Friday, April 9th, 2021

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