By TYLER THOMPSON
Glasgow Daily Times
With three kids in the Glasgow school district, Wade Stone knew this was the time to make a contribution and fight for innovation.
“I feel that we all have a responsibility when the time is right to step up and provide leadership, especially when it comes to public education,” Stone said. “Public education is so important. It’s our kids that we’re talking about, from an economic development perspective. It [public education] touches virtually every aspect of our society. When the time is right, all of us have a responsibility to participate in the process. I feel the time is right.”
Stone added that win or lose, the future is bright for students throughout the district.
“There are a lot of exciting things going on and I think we have some good momentum going,” he said. “I want to be part of that movement to push and improve our system in every area.”
Stone said many factors that prompted him to file for the seat, but one in particular outweighed the others — his children’s future.
“First and foremost, I’m a parent,” he said. “My wife and I are very familiar with Glasgow schools. I’ve been involved with kids for a number of years, whether it be in coaching or with them in youth groups at our church. We’ve been very involved with youth in various capacities. We have a vested interest.”
Stone has deep roots that are embedded throughout Glasgow schools, a factor that weighed heavily in his decision to run.
“My grandmother graduated in 1939 and my mother and father graduated in the class of 1960,” he said. “My in-laws went to Glasgow and my wife and I both graduated in 1991. We know Glasgow schools … we’ve been around Glasgow schools for a very long time. We’ve got a very vested interest now with our own children, to make sure I do, from a leadership perspective, to make sure I do whatever is necessary to make Glasgow the best school system in the state.”
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