Dwight Young formally announces his candidacy for the USD 428 School Board. Young’s first involvement with the Board of Education started when he Co-chaired the Building Excellent Schools Together (B.E.S.T.) Committee and was appointed to the Board for the 1996-97 school year. That process demonstrated the importance of maintaining the districts structures for future use. Young pledges to care for the infrastructure of the district as well as the students, staff and patrons that utilize them. Young was first elected to the Board in 2001 and has served as Board President since 2003. Young represents the Board on the committee charged with negotiating the district-teacher contracts using the Interest Based Bargaining process which is designed to foster cooperative versus adversarial negotiations. Young also participated on the Supplemental Salary Committee which applies an objective and equitable formula to determine the pay scale for coaches and activity sponsors.
Dwight Young has been a resident of Great Bend since 1970 when he began employment with The Center For Counseling & Consultation where he has served as the Executive Director since 1974. Young and his wife Charlotte have two children, Yancy and Yacey, both of whom graduated from Great Bend High School.
While the District faces challenges such as the Federally mandated “No Child Left Behind initiative” and funding issues related to the current economic situation, Young believes USD 428 is “in good shape” as an efficient and effective educational system. Young seeks your support in to continue serving on the USD 428 Board of Education.