Dwayne Thomas, Sr. announces candidacy for school board district 1

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

I am Dwayne Thomas, Sr. and I would like to represent you as your District no. 1 School Board Member. I am a proud product of Donaldsonville Elementary, Lowery Middle and Donaldsonville High School. I am a lifelong resident of Donaldsonville and feel that it’s time that my generation stand up and help move our community forward. I graduated with the class of 1990 and attended Grambling State University on a music scholarship. There, I obtained an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal and Social Justice. I then attended Southern University where I received my Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision.

My purpose of running came from this premise: It’s time to answer the bell. I asked myself, what more can I do for my community? I’ve helped our community through the two local motorcycle clubs in our area raise money for different causes, hold school supply drives, and see to our elderly and youth as much as we could. Having been a student and teacher in our community, I saw the many struggles that our students and teachers deal with on a day-to-day basis. So now, with your help, I would like to see what more we can do to better our schools and school system.

It is my mission to help our community, and school have all the necessary tools to learn with, materials to learn from, quality personnel to teach, facilities with good learning environments, and good operating equipment they need to be top tier schools. It is my mission to see that every child has a safe environment conductive to learning. It is my mission to make sure that every child is protected against bullying. It is my mission to increase parent-student awareness of a vocational education as well as to promote programs to build parental-school-community relationships. Lastly, it is my mission to ensure the extracurricular programs are offered and supported at the elementary and intermediate levels so the high school level can be successful. My message to you is that I will do all I can to ensure that the products of Donaldsonville school system remain of high quality. I know there will be many ups and downs along this journey, and that’s why I am glad and elated to ask you to take this journey with me. Together, let us make the future of our children and their children a brighter and a better one here in and around the surrounding areas of Donaldsonville.

I am Dwayne Thomas, Sr. and I would like your vote for District no. School Board member.