Sally Cauble, Liberal, will remain in her seat as the Dist. 5 chairperson of the Kansas State Board of Education following the election Tuesday, Aug. 5.
“I look forward to finishing the turnaround model the state has been working on, moving out of No Child Left Behind and into a growth model,” she said Wednesday morning.
Cauble will work to better communication with the public about what is going on in education statewide, she said.
Her opponent, Meg Wilson, principal of Hoisington High School, received overwhelming support in Barton County, with 83 percent of the vote in her favor.
“She’s the hometown girl, and I didn’t expect anything else,” Cauble said. “I hope the people of Barton County get to know me and I look forward to building relationships in Great Bend.”
Wednesday, Wilson was in the thick of high school enrollment at Hoisington High School, but took a moment to talk to the Tribune.
“I greatly appreciate all the support I received locally,” she said. “I learned a lot this summer, and until you get your name on the ballot, you don’t know all the unknowns that pop up in the process.”
Wilson plans to continue being a high school principal and remaining on the forefront of education. She will continue to work on the Governor’s Commission on K-12 Student Performance and Efficiency until January.