New Cloverdale school board member looks ahead
CLOVERDALE -- Brian Asbury was recently elected to the Cloverdale school board. Though he won't take office for around eight months, he recently attended a Cloverdale school board meeting to better understand what the board does.
"It's a process and I went to gather information more than anything," Asbury said. "I wanted to see how it works.
"I don't want to go in there as green as I am now," he said.
Asbury said he ran for the board because he's personally invested in the schools.
"I mainly ran because I have three kids in the system," Asbury said. "I just thought I could do more good than I can by just sitting on the sidelines, so I thought I'd get involved."
Asbury said he hopes to see more focus placed on the Advanced Placement classes offered by the school.
"We offer them, but I'm not certain we're getting all the bang for our buck we could with them," he said.
Asbury said he hoped to speak with the current board regarding the football coach situation.
"The coach we just let go wasn't really a good fit for us," Asbury said. Our school board members, I know they mean well, but only one of them has a kid in the system."
Asbury said he wants a hiring process for the next coach that involves more of the community.
"Basically I'm going to ask that they form a committee and involve the people who are involved in the program all the way down to be part of the hiring process," Asbury said. "That's to make sure that the next guy we hire is the right fit for us and our kids. That guy is a role model for our kids and the last guy we had really wasn't what we're looking for."
Asbury said he looks forward to working with the school board and adapting to the role he will be taking over.
"It's all new to me, but it's a challenge I look forward to," Asbury said.