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Election 2020 Profiles: Cheryl McGuire

Cheryl McGuire

Position sought: School District of Monroe School Board Member

Age: 49

City/town of residence: Monroe

Family: Spouse-Dan McGuire, Children-Dylan McGuire and Chandra McGuire     

Education: Associate Degree in Finance (MATC)  

Occupation: Secretary   

Previous elected positions held: School board member at School District of Monroe for the past three years

The April ballot will show four available spots for School District of Monroe board members; three spots will serve three-year terms and one spot will serve one-year term. The one year term will fill the seat that was vacated by Amy Bazley, and is presently held by Tim Wolff. The three highest vote recipients will serve in the three-year terms and the fourth-highest vote will recipient will serve a one-year term. Incumbents on the ballot will be Nicole Matley, Cheryl McGuire, Jim Plourde and Wolff. Other candidates who filed to be on the ballot are Jeffrey Prophett and Jordan Nordby.

What are the top issues facing this district/municipality and how would you work to resolve it?

I believe our top issues facing our school district are the facilities referendum discussion and student achievement/student report card. Survey results just came out from the facilities referendum and the board now has a path to discuss. I will listen, discuss, and support what our community wishes and needs are. Student achievement and safety are top priorities. Our district report card needs improvement. I will make sure administration is accountable and steps are taken for improvement on where we should be with our student report card while improving our student achievement.

What are other key issues facing the district/municipality, and how would you work to resolve them?

Another new key issue that all districts will face is with the COVID-19. There will be a lot of uncertainty in the coming weeks. Decisions will be made beyond the District’s control. I will keep my community in mind with student safety and achievement as top priorities if any School Board decisions come forth.

Why are you the best candidate for this office?

I believe I am a great candidate for this office because of my history with Monroe and the Monroe School District. Being part of Monroe my entire life, I have an invested interest in preserving and improving the quality of our schools. My husband and I both graduated from Monroe and both my children graduated from Monroe (2010 and 2014). Working in the school district for 14 years (2001-2015) at three different schools has given me insight and understanding of the students and staff. I have been a school board member for the School District of Monroe for the past three years. As a school board member, I love to hear or attend some of the great things going on in our district as well as listen to any concerns or interests of the students, staff, parents and community. I do get into our buildings and visit so I should be a familiar face to many of our staff. We are all part of this team working together to make our schools and community great. If you want a dedicated, honest, trustworthy, caring and fair candidate who gives her heart and voice, please make sure to vote in the April election.