Q: The district is currently undergoing a facilities assessment. With decreasing state revenues for public schools, how would you approach generating revenue to address facility needs?
A: We as a board will sit down and discuss all options. In most cases, the board will go to the public and see what they think about a bond to take care of the needs of the school district. We currently have a community group evaluating all facilities now. They will tell us what they think is needed.
Q: How has your experience and background uniquely prepared you for the duties of a school board member?
A: I have been in the construction business for 33 years. Throughout that time I have learned to work with the public of this community. I work with budgets on building houses and other projects, and budgets are a big part of a school board trustee's job. I also feel like since we are looking at building a new school, in the next few years, that my experience in this field will be very helpful. I don't have a personal agenda, I just want the best schools for all the kids of Mineral Wells.
Q: What are other issues facing the district and what would you most like to accomplish as a Mineral Wells ISD trustee during your term, if elected?
A: I would like to see our schools continue to build relationships with the businesses in this community. This is very beneficial for some students that choose not to go to college and go straight into the workforce and find good jobs. And students that do go to college can come back to this community and live and work here and raise their children here.
Sunny Gail Lee
Sunny Gail Lee (nee Sunny Roberts), 37, is a teacher at Graford Elementary and co-business owner and operator of Lee’s Collision Repair in Mineral Wells.