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2002 Outstanding Rural Board Member

Chris McCloud

has spent the last five years serving his community and school as a School Board member working to improve and support the Kingsville R-I School District.  Even before his election to the school board, Mr. McCloud was a strong supporter of this school district.  Mr. McCloud is currently Vice-President of the school board.

One of his fellow board members comments that Mr. McCloud can be counted on to be on time for meetings, is prepared and ready to go to work.

Mr. McCloud is described as one having the ideal attributes that all school board members should possess.  He is always open to new ideas, he is thoughtful and thinks before he speaks.  He always weighs both sides of as issue before he makes his decision.  Once making that decision, he will stand behind it.

As a father of two daughters, Mr. McCloud has also been involved in their lives supporting everything they were involved with including school.  Some of the extra involvement includes the Music and Athletic Booster Clubs with always a willingness to help out when needed.

As a board member, Mr. McCloud has worked on a number of sub-committees.  At the present time he is working on the School Board Policy Committee.  In the past he has been actively involved in the Districts Long-Range Planning Committee.

One staff member comments:  Chris has vested interest in the Kingsville R-I School District because of his alumni relationship with the Kingsville School.  This strong alumni relationship with the Kingsville High School has inspired Chris to work harder with the community for the betterment of student learning and extra curricular school activities.  Chris's cheerful "can do" attitude is another advantage.  Thus, despite all the non-glamorous tasks a school board member has to do, there is hard work, which often involves exhaustive scheduling, long hours, tight deadlines and unpredictable complications.  Every project that he has worked on has allowed others to benefit from his energy, positive attitude, and problem-solving ability.