Motley seeks re-election for Dist. 3 seat

Published: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 05:33 PM.

Holmes County School Board member Jason Motley has formally announced he's seeking re-election to his Dist. 3 seat.

Prior to his three terms on the board, Motley taught math at Bethlehem High School for eight years, where he also coached Varsity and JV basketball and served as a Senior sponsor for four years. He continues to teach geometry through an on-line service provider. 

Motley says his experience has a teacher gave him a "unique perspective" to the Homes County school system that his opponent doesn't have.

"I know how it feels to face the pressures of high stakes testing," said Motley. "I understand how a teacher feels when they express their frustration over the ever-changing rules of game changing. I also understand that education is, and always has been, a pendulum to which we as educators must do our very best to keep up with and still provide the best quality education possible for our children.  Holmes County has some of the best teachers in the state and we need to do everything we can to provide them with the support and materials that they need to ensure the success of every student."

During his school board tenure, Motley has been a part of the financial planning process during some of the country's most difficult economic times, during which he was involved in the building process of Poplar Springs School and an active participant in pursuing funding and planning for the new K-8 school in Bonifay. He also chaired the board for four years.

He has also been vocal about what he feels is "the importance of getting away from Common Core and government bailouts of any kind with strings attached."

 Motley and his wife, Sonya, have four children, two of which are Holmes County High School graduates, and two others who are current students.

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