KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 19, 2018) – Today Patti Bounds launched her campaign to run for re-election to represent the 7th District on the Knox County School Board.
Bounds, who is currently serving her second term as Chair of the Board, has made it a priority to visit all 89 schools.
Bounds joined the school board in 2014. The non-partisan election for the 7th District seat is set for May 1. Bounds has no opponent.
“I believe everyone has a stake in the success of public schools. When schools are strong and students succeed everyone benefits. Together we are investing in the future of our children, community, and nation.”
Bounds partnered with other board members and legislators to push for an end to K-2 testing successfully eliminating it for Knox County students.
As a board member, Bounds is responsible for helping to oversee a $471 million budget, which included a raise for certified and non certified employees last year.
If re-elected, Bounds plans to continue to ensure high student achievement, continue to improve KCS culture, and work to close the gap in disparities.
Bounds is a member of the Knox County Retired Teachers Association, Tennessee School Board Association, the National School Board Association, serves on the Great Schools Partnership Board, serves on the YOKE Board, is a member of the Halls Business and Professional Association, is a member of the Powell Business and Professional Association, is a member of the Halls Crossroads Women's League and attends Calvary Baptist Church.
For more about information, check out: www.pattibounds.com.
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