Candidate questionnaire: Scott C. Amick

Saturday, March 19, 2011

NAME: Scott C. Amick

AGE: 53

PLACE OF BIRTH: Cape Girardeau

SPOUSE, CHILDREN'S NAMES:

Brandon, Britne and Blake Amick

OCCUPATION:

Scott County Coroner, funeral director and embalmer

EMPLOYER: Self

BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART:

Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapels, Illmo Monument Company

PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT:

Presently serving as Scott County Coroner and a member of the Scott City R-1 Board of Education.

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING SCOTT CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS?:

Our most important issue is fully preparing our students for what awaits them beyond graduation day. Whether they continue on to college, vocational training or enter the work force.

We need to work with parents to help ready our children to enter the world ready for the challenges that await them. I hope to continue to help in developing the best educational environment possible for all of our students. We need to eliminate as many distractions as possible, so that the faculty and administration may focus on educating our students and not have to continually address discipline issues. Our certified staff is the backbone of the district and we continue employ and retain the best teachers in the state of Missouri.

I am very proud of the strong financial condition of the district. Our school continues to be fiscally sound while we maintain and upgrade our facilities to the highest standards. I truly believe that we have one of the finest districts in Southeast Missouri, if not the entire state!

WHAT IN YOUR BACKGROUND OR EDUCATION MAKES YOU QUALIFIED FOR THIS OFFICE?:

I am a lifelong resident and a graduate of this district. As a local business owner I know the importance of a strong responsibly managed school district. I want to see that our tax dollars are used to fully benefit our district's students.

I know people who are looking to relocate their family to a new community look first at the quality of the education offered. I'm committed to making sure that everyone who looks at our district sees it as a place they would like to send their children.