Two incumbents — Vince Roberts and Eric Meadows — and former Edgerton Mayor Allen Constant will face off for two three-year terms on the North Platte Board of Education this April.
Roberts, 44, has served on the North Platte Board of Education for the past three years with two years as the Board’s treasurer. He is married and has seven children ranging from 15- to 24-years-old. For 24 years, he has been employed in agricultural retail and spent 22 of those years calling on and servicing farmers in Platte, Buchanan, Clinton and Clay counties. He is currently the managing partner with Sur-Grow Plant Food in Dearborn as well as a farmer himself. He and his wife farm row crops on 450 acres in Platte and Clinton counties.
“I am running for re-election because I have enjoyed the experience of serving this past three years,” Roberts said. “I have come to learn the inner workings of the School District and enjoy watching our students, faculty and administrators work together for the No. 1 goal of producing quality, educated children.”
Roberts said he is a good fit for the position because he has owned, operated and managed a large area business for 20 years where the bottom line is important. If it is not positive, the business, like the School District, will fail. He sees the District’s continued struggle to stay within budgeted levels while having state and federal assistance declining as a major issue.
Meadows, 42, is the current vice president of the North Platte School Board. He has been married for 20 years and has four school-age children. He also helps with the youth summer baseball and softball programs as well as serves on the Board of Mid-Continent Athletics. He graduated from MissouriWesternStateUniversity in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in natural science and chemistry and a minor in biology. He currently works as the director of technical service for Hillyard Industries in St. Joseph.
“Serving on the North Platte School Board has been a rewarding experience and I would like to continue to help build on the successes achieved by North Platte students,” Meadows said.