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Luikart files for reelection to Pasco school board

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County School Board member Steve Luikart on Friday announced his reelection bid for his District 5 seat, representing the northwest corner of the county.

Luikart, 62, first won election in 2010, and said he is seeking a second term because "there are still some things I haven't accomplished." He listed some concerns he has with district procedures in the treatment of some employees, for instance, and also relating to student transfer policies. Luikart has been a vocal proponent of cutting spending without touching classroom programs. At one point he proposed moving the district to a four-day class week as a possible budget move, but the idea got no traction.

A retired high school assistant principal, Luikart stressed that he will be guided by student needs first. He faces a possible challenge from retired county health department director Marc Yacht, who has filed papers to run as well. Two other School Board seats also come open in 2014. District 3 incumbent Cynthia Armstrong has filed papers to seek reelection. District 1 incumbent Allen Altman has not made a public decision.

Luikart files for reelection to Pasco school board 11/01/13 [Last modified: Friday, November 1, 2013 2:57pm]
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