Marg Chipman is running for re-election in the November 2nd election of Weiser School District 431 Trustee Zone 2. As a Weiser Board of Trustees member, Marg Chipman has been influential in adopting and applying educational programs, policies, and building projects that have benefitted Weiser schools for over 29 years.
“I want to be re-elected to the Weiser School Board so that my years of experience and training don’t go to waste. While we are in the midst of a pandemic, making our lives much more complicated, we still have a school district to run and children to educate. We have the most amazing staff that works incredibly hard in spite of the world we are living in, and they need to be appreciated for and supported in their efforts. I have confidence that we will get through this as a team, which most definitely includes our patrons and parents, as we work together to do what’s best for our community,” remarked Chipman.
Marg Chipman is a retired rancher with an education that includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Office Management and Supervision from the University of Idaho. Chipman has been extensively involved in various organizations over the years including a term as president of the Idaho School Boards Association which is an organization made up of trustees from all of Idaho’s 115 school districts and many of the board members of Idaho’s public charter schools. “This group provides ongoing training for boards in the many facets of their work, including finance, superintendent evaluations, governance, and advocacy as we work to pass legislation benefiting public education in Idaho,” Chipman shared.
When asked what ideals she supports within the Weiser School District board, Chipman commented, “The mission of the Weiser School District is to be the highest achieving rural school district in Idaho. I fully support that goal and know that it can be achieved as we work together. I also believe that our children do best when they are in our classrooms with our professional educators. Last year, we did what we had to do to provide them the best possible education – it wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t easy – but our staff, led so competently by Superintendent Wade Wilson, worked literally night and day to deliver meaningful material to our kids. We were constantly learning, adapting, creating, and building that plane as we were flying it.” Chipman stated that she believes in our district, and she values the commitment we have to educate and prepare our kids for adulthood.
Chipman has been involved in many different aspects of the Weiser School District, one of which was helping the Indianhead Academy open in 2012, where struggling students have the opportunity to be successful and graduate. Chipman was at the forefront in adding an optional full-day kindergarten in Weiser schools. She has also been instrumental in expanding the Ag Science program. She has a commitment to help students succeed in the best way possible.
As a board member, Chipman takes her job seriously by adhering to health and safety recommendations that are considered through the monitoring of data, opinions of professionals, and input from staff, parents, and patrons. “We have to consider what is best for all the children in our care. We welcome input from our partners in the community so that we can get through this pandemic in the best way possible,” she explained.
Chipman hopes that voters in Zone 2 will see that she has continually worked hard to learn and grow as well as utilize her extensive experience in representing them as they work as a board to do the best job of providing the best education. “We have turned out some pretty great graduates over the years and certainly plan to continue that tradition,” she shared.
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Weiser School District 431 Trustee Zone 2
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