Stockton R-1 Board of Education candidate Robert Keeton moved to Stockton in 1976. He taught math and physics at Stockton High School until he retired in 1996. His children graduated from SHS. His wife works at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. Currently, as a part time job, he drives a charter bus.
Keeton said his experience in Stockton would benefit the schools.
“I taught here for 20 years and drove a school bus all that time,” he said.
Keeton said he decided to run for the school board because several of his respected friends asked him to.
With the four-day school week, Keeton said the board will continue to research the new calendar.
“The four-day week has passed, and we will be evaluating its affects,” he said.
As a current board member, Keeton said the district always aims to benefit school children.
“We always try to do what is best for the students’ education, while keeping costs under control,” he said.
Keeton said one of the things the district could do better is working on board communication.
If enrollment continues to decrease, Keeton said, the board will do what needs to be done for the betterment of the schools.
“We must determine what cuts will have the least impact on the education process,” he said.