Murfreesboro resident Phil King is has formally announced he is seeking a seat on the Murfreesboro City School Board. King believes that a strong elementary education program sets the foundation for student learning that will last a life time.
"I have lived in Murfreesboro for over 20 years. With the encouragement of friends and family, I have decided to seek a seat on the city school board. I will always bring honesty, integrity, and fairness in my deliberation as a school board member,” King said. "I believe in strong instructional programs, a low pupil-teacher ratio, appropriate educational assistants and smart budgeting. There is a great deal of research that shows a low pupil-teacher ratio, usually one to 15, with the smart use of educational assistants improves the learning ability of our children better than any other process or programs in public education.”
“The education of our children is very expensive and school board members must be creative in finding new ways to support funding for our children. We must involve teachers, parents, and the community in setting appropriate financial goals for our school system. We ourselves, both the school board and the community, must be willing to be caught up in the rebirth that is possible with each new school year. It gives us the opportunity to make new plans, design new strategies, and implement new ideas. Whether one's responsibility is administration, supervision, teaching, preparing lunches, cleaning, building maintenance or managing an office, there is always room for improving and of new ways to do a good job even better. We should evaluate what we have, determine what we can do to improve, and identify what we need to make those improvements."
King is an outstanding community leader and very business orientated. He works for United Parcel Service with almost 20 years of experience working with business owners and decision makers helping them grow their business. King has a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and an MBA from the Jack C. Massey School of Business at Belmont University. Both of his children have gone through the Murfreesboro City School System.
King understands the importance of a quality education for all children.He is a friend of teachers, parents,and will seek their advice before making critical decisions that will affect the education of our children.