Nick Dumas, a former educator and local businessman, has announced that he will be seeking election for Place 2 on the Cullman City School Board.  He currently manages the family business, Smith Farms, in Cullman.  Dumas and his wife Myra have three children in the City School System.  They have a son entering the 3rd grade and twin boys entering kindergarten this fall.  Nick Dumas graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 1999 with a degree in Secondary Education. Nick has over 11 years of experience in education.  He served seven years as an Assistant Baseball Coach at BSC and UAB, he was a teacher and Head Baseball Coach in the Duval County School System in Jacksonville, FL, and he spent additional time in higher education as an Assistant Campus Director at Georgia Military College. He is running on the following three points below.

Nick feels strongly that school board members should be approachable to both educators and parents.  He plans to make this a priority by frequently visiting all city schools and communicating with teachers, administrators, and parents.  As a former educator, he understands the frustrations educators sometimes have with the lack of communication between themselves and the school board. Therefore, he believes it is imperative to have an open line of communication with those on the front lines.

Complete transparency from the school board is necessary to the citizens of Cullman. Nick feels it is important that citizens are aware of how and why funds are budgeted, and why decisions that affect the children of those citizens are being made.

Lastly, Nick feels that all students should be educated in new or up-to-date facilities. Our current elementary schools and middle school are clearly dated and need improvement. As a school board member, he will explore all options to build new facilities and update current facilities as necessary.

Candidate Nick Dumas, for Place 2, would appreciate your support for his candidacy and is looking forward to working with all the citizens of the City of Cullman to take the next steps towards becoming the top school system in the state.