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Sloan to defend position on Hall school board

POSTED: January 10, 2014 8:39 p.m.

Hall County Board of Education Post 2 member Brian Sloan announced Thursday his intention to run again for the position.

Sloan, 55, has been on the board since 2007.

“Even through severe economic conditions, we now have 21 out of our 33 schools that are either charter schools or schools of choice,” Sloan said. “Now, parents and students have many choices concerning the type of school that is right for their family. We could only imagine this a few short years ago.”

He’s also pleased with how the school district has progressed in character building for its athletes, and the gains made in technology.

“We came together as a board and really been able to (increase) technology,” Sloan said. “Because of the gracious people of Hall County giving us the special local option sales tax, we definitely have been able to up our game technology-wise, and our children are being able to do some amazing things.”

He said he hopes the school district can continue offering programs of choice and charter schools.

“We will do whatever it takes to educate our children with the values that represent the citizens of Hall County,” he said. “We’re just going to keep moving forward, providing choices and realizing that one size doesn’t fit all.”

Sloan lives in Chestnut Mountain with his wife Annette, son Brandon and daughters Caitlin and Karis. He is the pastor of worship ministries at Chestnut Mountain Church.

He’ll face challenger Mark Pettitt, 21, in the upcoming election.


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