Three people are running for two seats on the West Burlington School Board during the Sept. 12 election. Tri States Public Radio reached out to each candidate to find out why they entered the race and some of their plans if elected, including Lee Boughton.
Boughton is the lone incumbent on the ballot, winding down his first term in office. He said he’s seeking re-election because West Burlington is his home and he wants to see the district become the best it can be.
Boughton said he’s honest and willing to answer any question a resident has about the school district. He said if he doesn’t know the answer, he will find one as soon as he can.
Boughton said he’s glad the district is providing one-to-one technology to students and that it has the free summer lunch program for all children.
He said he supports the open enrollment caps at the elementary school because he said too many students in a classroom would harm the education process. And he would like to see the district do more to support the Bridges out of Poverty initiative.