Sean Thomas is a candidate for the Oak Grove Board of Education. He is running for one of two, three-year terms on the board. Thomas, 37, is an insurance agent in Oak Grove. He and his wife, Stacey, have two children – Seth and Skyler.

Sean Thomas is a candidate for the Oak Grove Board of Education. He is running for one of two, three-year terms on the board. Thomas, 37, is an insurance agent in Oak Grove. He and his wife, Stacey, have two children – Seth and Skyler.

1 Why are you running for a seat on the Oak Grove Board of Education? I am running because I have two kids in school here, and I know a lot of kids that go to school in this district from my involvement in civic activities. I would like to be more involved in their education.

2 How would you address the financial challenges facing the school district in the next few years? As of right now the district is in good shape financially. We need to continue on that same path to make sure we are financially strong in the future that will allow us to keep the good staff we have and attract good staff in the future.

3 With the addition of weighted classes next year and the recent addition of AP classes, do you feel like Oak Grove graduates are better prepared for what they face after high school? Why? I do think that the students of Oak Grove will be better prepared with the addition of weighted classes. This will help smooth the transition from high school to college.

4 Where would you like to see the Oak Grove School District in five years? I would like to see the district even stronger financially in five years, and continue to have the excellent educators that we currently have.