Steve George has spent 30 years teaching and coaching in Bay County. He currently works in the attendance office at the Bay District headquarters. George says he has many goals if elected as superintendent, but the biggest of those is keeping our school campuses safe.
If you've seen his signs around town, you know Steve George's campaign slogan is "it's not Mayberry anymore."
“I remember leaving school and the biggest worry was: are we going to have enough kids to play ball at the vacant lot down the street and what mom was having for supper. So many of our children don't have a mom at home when they get home and a lot of our children, sad to say, don't have supper," said Steve George, Bay County School Superintendent Candidate.
George started Bay District's First Truancy Court in hopes of keeping kids in school and off the streets. He says too many students are taking part in drug and gang activity while they should be in class. And George says school security needs to be increased because these days the world just isn't quite as safe.
"We just need to wake up. The modern day dynamics of school security has changed and we have got to get attuned to that. We've got to get a handle on it immediately. We've got to look at our academics and we've got to make a change," said George.
George says the relationship he's developed with his students during his career in education is what he's most proud of.
"Now I've got a chance to take those children that I loved and was so connected to and I've got a chance to administer this education program to their children and oversee that their children have a good education, a safe education, so I'll get to look after another generation," said George.
To learn more about Steve George's campaign you can log onto his website at http://stevegeorge.net/