District 622 School Board candidate profile: Marc CoveMarc Cove said if elected, he will bring experience and leadership to the School Board.
By: Amber Kispert-Smith, Woodbury Bulletin
Family: Married, two sons
Civic Involvement: District 622 School Board from 2002-2008, co-president of the Oakdale Business and Professional Organization from 2001-2003, director of the 622 Communities Partnership, co-founder and co-president of Co Action Academic Resources
Reasons for running for School Board: Cove said he decided to run because of the many economic challenges facing the district.
“The times call for leadership to make tough decisions for the betterment of the kids,” he said. “Tough decisions change lives.”
Platform: Cove said his major concern for District 622 is changing the curriculum to fit the changing times.
Specifically, Cove said he would like to look at developing a site base system rather than a community school system, which means age appropriate schools.
“It will be less geared toward grades and more geared toward age,” he said. “Wherever your child falls on that pendulum they’ll be catered to.”
Cove said he wants to look at school boundaries, efficiencies with the school and district finances.
“There’s enough money, we just have to work it better,” he said.
Brings to School Board: Cove said if elected, he will bring experience and leadership to the School Board.
“I have the tough skin to do what’s right and to make some courageous choices,” he said. “I’m willing to weather a storm and do what’s right.”
Campaign website: www.marccove.com