Jason Stewart announces for BIC School Board
Jason Stewart is pleased to announce his candidacy for the Buffalo Island Central School board, position 4. The BIC School Board elections are scheduled for Sept. 18. Early voting will begin Sept. 11.
Steward is a 1992 graduate of BIC and a lifelong resident of Monette. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 1996 and Texas A&M University in 1998 with a M.S. Degree in Agricultural Engineering. He and wife Wendy married in 1999 and are the parents of two sons, ages 7 and 10, who attend BIC West Elementary.
"I have always wanted to be involved in every aspect of my boys lives, and I view their education as the foundation upon which they will build their futures," Stewart said.
"The BIC school board plays a crucial role in that educational experience, and I am confident I can contribute an independent and competent voice to the board. I am committed to assisting our school district in extending every opportunity for success to all of the youth in the BIC School District."
Stewart is a deacon at the Monette First Baptist Church and is also active with their AWANA program. He has coached several of his sons' baseball teams through the Monette Youth Association and is a member of the Monette City Council. He is an instructor at the ASU College of Engineering during the nine-month traditional academic year and works as a certified crop advisor during the summer for local farmers.
"My experience as an instructor at ASU for the past 14 years has allowed me to see education from a different perspective, and I'd like to put that expertise to work to benefit our school district as we move into the future," Stewart said. "We should be exploring every possible avenue to improve our already strong academic credentials at BIC and providing our faculty with the tools they need to have greater impacts on students in the classrooms. I want to help BIC to continue to produce quality graduates who are prepared to succeed in whatever career path they may choose. I would appreciate your vote and support."