BEAVERCREEK – The Beavercreek School Board is currently undecided. In Greene County, Gene Taylor received 37.38 percent votes, Al Nels 31.44 percent votes, and Peg Arnold 31.18 percent votes.
In Montgomery County, Peg Arnold received 41.21 percent votes, Gene Taylor 37.34 percent votes, and Al Nels 21.55 percent. The absentee and provisional votes have not been counted, which should be revealed by Nov. 20.
Gene Taylor is officially on the Beavercreek School Board as of Nov 3. Taylor’s main focus is “to rebuild trust in the school system through more accountability, increasing transparency, engagement of the different groups of people, and maintaining and improving physical responsibility.”
Taylor decided to run due to his unique skill set. He has taught for 35 years and has owned a construction company for 40 years. Taylor is looking forward to working with all of the board members and bringing unity to the board.
Peg Arnold has been on the board for 12 years. She decided to run for the board again since she recently retired. Arnold enjoys being a part of the community. She is very involved in the community from basketball to cross country to show choir and volunteering.
Arnold said, “It is very rewarding to give back to the community you care about.”
Al Nels has been on the board for eight years. Nels said, “The current changes in Beavercreek schools are positive and great progress has been made.”
He decided to run because he wants to continue the improvement and upward trend. Nels said “We are much better off than the years before I have been on the board and I would like to see that continue.”
Natalie Jones is a freelance writer for Greene County News.