This is Schaum’s first time running for elected office.
If elected, Schaum, 42, said she has no particular agenda she would try to advance.
“I will address each issue that comes before the board with an open mind and strive to make decisions that will benefit the children of the district and the greater community,” she said.
One main issue she shared her perspective on is the importance of the international baccalaureate program. “I believe that it is critical that our children develop the ability to appreciate broader perspectives in order to be effective members of our ever-changing society,” she said.
Another issue she would like to work on is helping the district decide if moving to a K-12 campus is the right choice.
Voters should elect her, she said, because she will help ensure the district thrives for the benefit of this generation and the community as a whole.
“I take my commitments seriously,” she said. “Though I have not been elected, I have already attended a workshop run by the Ohio School Board Association designed to set appropriate expectations for school board members.”
-- Jon Wysochanski, Morning Journal article from Oct. 25, 2013