CAYUGA, Ind. —
Yoho believes the board should be "managing the school corporation within a budget by cutting unnecessary spending and hiring quality and maintaining the quality of administrators, faculty and staff."
McLain said the biggest issue is finances.
"There needs to be a balance between academics and athletics," he said. "The education children receive will be the guide that determines what careers they will be able to pursue. I would be diligent about watching where North Vermillion invests time and finances. The economy is making it harder to stretch those dollars, but we should never short change our students when it comes to education. That would be my goal to strive to excel in academics."
None of the three favor consolidating, but sharing classes is a possibility.
"I believe we already have the facilities to utilize those courses at North Vermillion to share with our neighboring schools," Yoho said.
"I don’t see consolidation with neighboring districts in the future, but shared classes can be a way to better our education by allowing courses with shared cost," he said. "The North Vermillion School District needs to make sure our money is being used as best it can be to secure children’s educational goals."
Naylor said "due to the very rural location of North Vermillion, I do not foresee any consolidation in the future."
Longtime board member Larry Bemis is being challenged by Randy L. West for a Vermillion Township seat.
Bemis responded to a Commercial-News survey.
"(I am running) to continue the work to improve our educational system at North Vermillion and in Indiana in general," he said. "We must continue to improve our teaching staff, curriculum and maintain our buildings and facilities to provide the best education for our students, which is getting the most ‘bang for the buck’ for the taxpayers."