Paul Zoch announces candidacy for BCISD School Board Trustee, Place 1

 

Last updated 4/27/2021 at 4:10pm

The following is a political statement released by Paul on his candidacy for BCISD school board:

My name is Paul Zoch, and I am running for BCISD School Board Trustee, Place 1.  Our community has always placed the education of our children as a high priority.  If you have been to the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Building, you see this strong beginning.  Their building hosts the Bridge City Historical Museum which is the former Prairie View Teacherage.  The teacherage, circa 1930, housed the principal and his wife along with unmarried school teachers who taught at the Prairie View School.  If you look at the trees in front of the new High School which is located on the grounds of the old Junior High School which at one time was the only school housing all grades, you see the strong roots of the deep-rooted commitment of Bridge City residents to teaching our children.  And, I am a person who benefited from this excellent education with many teachers during those years who inspired and shaped me.


Serving at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church as pastor since 1997, I have been connected to our community hearing and experiencing parents and students' successes and concerns about the school system.  So, I am running for the BCISD School Board to help make improvements.  It is a great place for education.  Yet, there are some issues that we need to address:  bullying, drugs, and fairness!  I want to find and establish successful programs to make sure we are not only educating our children in academics well, but also growing healthy students mentally, physically, and emotionally.  It will be a big job, but with your support we can do this.  I am also a property owner and want to make sure that our school taxes and funds are used wisely and are not burdensome.  In addition, I believe that we need to take care of our teachers and staff.  They are the true pioneers in the education of our children and are successful when partnering with parents and fully appreciated for their work.  We have been truly blessed with their commitment during these trying times of COVID-19.  THANK YOU!

So, I am asking for your support and vote and I promised to listen to everyone and make informed discussions.  If you want to know more, please email me at [email protected] or call me at 409-988-3003 or message me on Facebook.  Thank you!

 

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