I will hold administration accountable: Moorhead School Board Candidate Kris Thompson says district math and reading scores need to see improvements

Photo By: WDAY Staff
Photo By: WDAY Staff

(Moorhead, MN) -- A former member of the Moorhead School Board is looking to rejoin it, and is seeking your vote in the upcoming 2022 General Election.

Kris Thompson served on the Moorhead School Board between 1998 and 2013, and left the position to do a separate job within the district. She is now seeking to become a member of the Moorhead School Board. Thompson spoke on the increased importance of improving scores that are currently not up to her expectations.

"I know there is increased attention to reading and math scores, which are below 50 - percent, "said Thompson, "We don't like being below 50 - percent, we'd like to be at 70 or 80 - percent I'm sure."

Thompson highlighted the importance she places on those scores, saying student achievements is lagging behind, and calling it the biggest challenge facing the district today.

"We're in the business of - in the community, we expect that students will be above average, and they're not in terms of student achievement, "said Thompson, "The goal is to have higher student achievements, my goal as a school board member is to hold administration accountable to that goal, to achieving that goal."

Kris Thompson is running to become a member of the Moorhead School Board in the upcoming November 2022 General Election. You can learn more about voting in Moorhead by clicking here

Original Air Date: 
Monday, September 26, 2022