A non-incumbent candidate, Gene Fiester, has lately filed for a seat on the Beatrice Public Colleges Board of Schooling within the coming election.
Fiester has labored at Mead Lumber for 4 years, been a Beatrice resident for over 20 years and beforehand served within the army. He has two kids within the BPS system.
Fiester beforehand ran for a board seat in 2018, however didn’t make it previous the first election.
“I see the way in which the college district goes, and I do consider that I is usually a essential factor in serving to not solely the college and college students but additionally the board, steering them a bit bit extra to what’s useful for our college students which are within the 21st century,” Fiester stated.
If elected, Fiester has a number of ideas he’d prefer to see applied, which he calls pioneering concepts. These concepts embody working with Mind Stability Middle of Lincoln, which creates private plan to handle a scholar’s challenges associated to tutorial, social and behavioral points, infusing STEM into courses, a compulsory life expertise class at the highschool, permitting GED recipients to stroll at highschool commencement, on-line homework as an alternative of snow days and 30 seconds of silent prayer and meditation earlier than beginning faculty.
“Typically all of us want that reset button. And if we make it a part of our observe with the Pledge of Allegiance, then the children may have the ability to focus extra on what ‘s occurring,” Fiester defined.