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October 31, 2012

Zionsville School Board election 2012

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5. What is the single biggest challenge the school board faces other than the budget? How would you address and resolve that issue?

The biggest challenge that the board faces other than the budget is restoring the trust of the community.  Through my campaign I have had the pleasure of discussing issues with people who voted yes and no.  I have talked with current teachers, past teachers and past school board members.  I have even talked with my opponent.  There is a widespread distrust of the current board.  The community is holding the board responsible for firing teachers, cold classrooms, warm water fountains  and other actions that I have been told were “vindictive.”  There are many who say “they (board) had to prove a point after the referendum was voted down.”  If elected I will work hard alongside the other four board members to restore that trust.  Through open communication, user friendly reporting and forums that encourage open dialogue we can regain the trust of the community.

CANDIDATE NAME: Rob Wingerter

Education: B. S. in Business Administration University of Indianapolis, J. D. (Law) Degree, Indiana University, Graduate Degree Covenant Theological Seminary.  I am a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Attorney and member of all relevant professional certifying agencies.

Experience:  Over 36 years practicing as a CPA with Ernst & Young. 25 years as a partner including Indianapolis Office Managing Partner and Indiana Tax Practice Leader. My primary specialty area of focus is tax planning for many of the major public companies in Indiana. 

Community or volunteer activities: Five term trustee of Zionsville Community Schools, Chairman of Board of Trustees of University of Indianapolis, President of Wheeler Mission Board of Directors, Board of Directors of United Way of Central Indiana and Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.

1. How do you think teacher pay will change when the switch is made to a merit-based pay scale, and how will that change affect the contract with the teacher’s union?

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