(West Fargo, ND) -- As the race for West Fargo School Board comes down to the wire, one candidate looking to break into the role is embracing the learning process of how a school board operates.
Local parent Scott Kasprick says his focus so far has been devoted to figuring out how to make decisions as a school board member.
"I think there’s a lot of need to step back and try to look at everything and understand the root cause of issues and how to handle them," said Kasprick while talking with WDAY Midday. "Understand exactly what needs to be done and then try to move forward. It may not always be the best way to do it or there might be some opportunities to think of a different way that different people have different thoughts and approaches to make decisions."
Kasprick adds that responsible growth, especially in education, is also a key focus of his as we inch closer to the June 14th election.
"If you keep adding more and more students and not being able to grow the schools and adding onto the schools, eventually it’ll just get overwhelming for even the best teacher," says Kasprick. "Everybody has difficult days, some good some bad, so as long as you can try and keep the classroom sizes small or least manageable, then teachers can at least teach the kids what they need to know and everybody can learn from it."
Kasprick says, when it comes to mental health concerns in the district, addressing them comes down to understanding why outbursts happen in the first place.
"They do try to lash out at times and you just need to make sure that they understand why and so forth an the school is the same," said Kasprick. "There needs to be discipline on it, but there needs to be kind of a set up in the structure with an understanding of if the kids aren’t doing what they need to that they can be treated as they need to learn how to be an adult."
You can learn more about Scott's campaign, as well as your full June 2022 election information by clicking here.