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Kiser to Run For School Board

Melba Kiser

Melba Kiser has announced she is running for Noblesville School Board.

Kiser emigrated from Cuba as a child. She has experienced firsthand the opportunities the US provides to live the American dream. “I was fortunate to live that dream. I want our children and grandchildren to have the same opportunities.” In large part, the answer lies within the current state of the education system and the quality of education they are receiving.

Kiser earned a degree in business and has found success in her career in pharmaceutical production, electronic monitoring with microbiology oversight in a food plant, research and development, as well as enjoyed a variety of community service activities in retirement.

While Noblesville schools have been recognized for their STEM program, jazz program and sports programs, there is also a have a percentage of students who are not proficient in the basics. “As taxpayers, more than 50% of our taxes go to education. I want to ensure that our tax dollars are giving all students the best education possible,” she said.

“I’ve attended the monthly meetings to listen and learn what is currently being done. Additionally, I’ve given public comment on issues of concern to me as a grandparent and taxpayer”.

“Our students face many challenges and should have many and varied opportunities based on their talents and skills. Retirement and the depth and breadth of my life experiences allow me to focus on helping our students to achieve their best.”

Kiser is engaged in pushing for legislation in our state that will improve our education system for K-12. She will keep monitoring the civics curriculum standards to ensure that kids learn civics and its importance. She wants to work to increase students’ proficiency in math and reading. Kiser is also concerned about the push from the current administration to teach about gender ideology in exchange for federal dollars to pay for school lunches.