Tuesday, October 28, 2003
George Wixson served on the Hayden School Board from 1988 to 1999, and now he wants to do it again.
"I feel like I did some good a few years ago, and I just wanted to get involved again," Wixson said.
Wixson is running against incumbent Jody Camilletti in Director District B in the only contested race in the Hayden School Board election.
In his time on the School Board, Wixson was one of the main proponents of the college credit program that offers college courses -- and credits -- to high school students.
"Since then, we've had students graduate with associate's degrees at the same time they received their diplomas," Wixson said. "I'd like to see more of that."
Wixson would like to see more classes implemented that provide college credits because they help students and the parents. He said the program helped him put his own children, all of whom graduated from Hayden High School, through college by saving him thousands of dollars.
Wixson said he does not have a stance on the newly implemented drug testing policy at Hayden High School because he has not read the policy and said he is not informed enough to make a statement about it.
"Give me a couple of weeks, and I'll tell you what I think," he said.
Wixson was born and raised in Hayden and has spent the past 16 years working for Twentymile Coal Co. He will retire Nov. 1, which will give him extra time to devote to the School Board, he said.
About his other views, Wixson said his constituency knows who he is, what he has done and what he stands for.
"I may not always be politically correct," Wixson said. "I call a spade a spade. I'll tell you how it is. If there is a problem, I'll go to the source."
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