School Board Member Hoping to Retain Her Seat

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Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer

Carol Studdard is seeking a fourth term on the Clay County School Board.

Studdard has filed papers with the Supervisor of Elections Office to run for the District 2 seat, which she has held since 1992.

"I thoroughly enjoy serving on the School Board," she said. "I want to continue helping to maintain the excellent quality of Clay County schools . . . I'm there for the students."

The stresses of inadequate funding for the school district's growth needs, she said, is tempered by a top-flight education team.

"It is a constant challenge dealing with funding issues for the schools as well as trying to help parents who have concerns," she said. "Over the years, I have had the opportunity to get acquainted with teachers and staff at the various schools. I've been very impressed with the quality and caliber of the employees that we have in the school system. …