PERRY COUNTY — Debbie McIntosh is the incumbent seeking re-election in the race for Perry County School Board member representing District 2. McIntosh has served on the board throughout a pivotal time for Perry County Schools, which has seen a shift in student enrollment, while at the same time gaining funds in the Facilities Plan, which has allowed for new schools to be built.
“My goal is to see that the students of Perry County get the best education imaginable; to build a foundation for their future for generations to come,” says McIntosh.
McIntosh acknowledges that recent drops in enrollment, due to people moving away as a result of Coal Industry layoffs has created difficult decisions for the School Board to make. She says her goal is to make sure Perry County students as a whole are given the best opportunities for quality education that will, in turn, help future generations place ideas into action for economic revitalization in this area.
“As members of the Perry County Board of Education, we cannot make decisions that only impact today and the short term. We must make decisions that positively impact the students of this district for years to come.”
McIntosh says, despite the challenges she has faced, she enjoys serving the community and representing the children of her district. The responsibility is one McIntosh says she respects and cherishes.
“We have a responsibility and it is not to be taken lightly. It is our duty to give our students every opportunity to be a success and to be able to face their future without fear or doubt.”
Debbie McIntosh is from the Willard community. Her challenger in the election is Charles “Dougie” Campbell. Election Day is Nov. 8.
Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.