Candidates for USD 443’s Board of Education and Dodge City Community College’s Board of Trustees have started to trickle in.

    The deadline for filing is noon Tuesday.


    Candidates for USD 443’s Board of Education and Dodge City Community College’s Board of Trustees have started to trickle in.
    The deadline for filing is noon Tuesday.
    In Dodge City, there are six open positions between Dodge City Community College and USD 443.
    Seats on DCCC’s Board of Trustees that are up for grabs include Shane Bangerter, Floris Jean Hampton and Jason Joy’s positions.
    As of Thursday, Bangerter had filed for re-election. No one else has filed.
    Bangerter said he is seeking re-election because he is committed to DCCC’s mission and wants the college to thrive and meet higher education needs in Dodge City, Ford County and southwest Kansas. And he wants it done at an affordable cost.
    “This means we must make wise decisions regarding the programs we offer and the costs we incur providing those programs,” he said in an e-mail Thursday. “We must give our students the tools they need to succeed and insure the certificates and degrees we provide them transfer into good paying jobs.”
    Over at USD 443, there are three open seats, including Board President Danny Reichenborn, Linda Goff and Dennis Doris’ seats.
    So far, Jeff Hiers, Ryan Ausmus and Doris have filed for the positions.
    Ausmus said his interest stems from having a child in USD 443 and having been a product of the school system.
    “I want to play a part in ensuring that my children, as well as every other child in this community that goes through USD 443, has been give the same quality education and opportunities that was afforded me,” he said in an e-mail Thursday. “I can think of nothing more important to the future of a child than a quality education.”
    The Globe was unable to reach Hiers or Doris as of deadline.