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Meister to seek re-election to school board
by Staff Reports
August 14, 2013 03:48 PM | 2345 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Nancy Meister
Nancy Meister
In a news release, District 4 Atlanta Board of Education member Nancy Meister Wednesday announced she is running for re-election in November.

Meister, a Buckhead resident, represents the Buckhead-area schools. By being re-elected, she said she hopes to continue to advocate for all children in the district.

“Serving as your District 4 representative on the Atlanta Board of Education for the past four years has been very challenging and extremely rewarding,” she said. “While our school system has made progress in many areas, I believe that much more must be accomplished and that my board of education experience equips me to be a critical part of our system’s future progress.”  

For 12 years prior to serving on the board, Meister volunteered in numerous roles within the district including PTA president at Sutton Middle School and at North Atlanta High School, North Atlanta Parents for Public Schools co-president and founding member of the North Atlanta High School Foundation.

“As both an elected board member and volunteer, my focus has been to help build schools of excellence and equity,” she said. “In fact, as I seek re-election, I am more passionate today about the need to continue on this journey. It is my strong desire to further serve this community and city as a productive and useful member of the board of education. I believe that our children, all of our children, are our most precious resource and that our public school system, one of a city’s greatest assets, must be effective and trustworthy.

“Atlanta’s diverse student population has many needs. We must ensure that our children’s school experiences equip them for participation in an ever-changing society as responsible and productive citizens, each able to fulfill his or her potential. At the same time, we must be fiscally prudent and work aggressively to find new sources of educational revenues and a more equitable system of financing public education. As our nation’s economy rebounds, there are many challenges facing all school systems, including APS. My years of experience dealing with this new financial reality as both a professional and board of education member and my firsthand knowledge of our community will serve me well in meeting the increased demands of local, state and federally funded and unfunded mandates, changing demographics and school enrollments, curriculum requirements, graduation rates and rising costs with a decreased tax digest.”

Meister has no known opponents. Qualifying is Aug. 26 through 30 and the election is Nov. 5.

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