Daniel J. Castimore

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Daniel J. Castimore
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Candidate for
Board member, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, District 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionOctober 1, 2013
First electedOctober 1, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionIT Manager, City of Kenai
Daniel J. Castimore was a candidate for the District 1 position on the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board that was up for general election on October 1, 2013. He successfully defeated fellow challener D. Shawn Hutchings.

Biography

Daniel J. Castimore is an IT Manager for the City of Kenai. He graduated from Nikiski Middle/Senior High School and Kenai Peninsula College. He is married to his wife Sarah and they have two daughters Emma and Mattie. Castimore has resided in Alaska for 33 years. He has previously served on the Classified Council and University Assembly of the University of Alaska: Anchorage.

Elections

2013

See also: Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Elections (2013)
Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board District 1, General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel J. Castimore 55.3% 278
     Nonpartisan D. Shawn Hutchings 44.7% 225
Total Votes 503
Source: [http://www.borough.kenai.ak.us/components/com_papyruslist/document.php?d=1120336 Kenai Borough, "Election Summary Report October 3, 2012 Regular Election"]

Opposition

Daniel J. Castimore ran against one other candidate for the District 1 position in the general election on October 1, 2013.[1]

Funding

As of September 25, 2013, Castimore has not disclosed any campaign finance expenditures or contributions to the Alaska Secretary of State.[2]

Endorsements

Daniel J. Castimore has not received any official endorsements for his campaign as of yet.

What was at stake?

Three positions including the treasurer position currently held by Lynn Hohl were up for election on October 1, 2013. The most significant controversy currently facing the school district is the continued watering of Kenai Central High School's grass fields in the wake of water restrictions being placed on the general population.

Issues

Charter schools

The district has four charter schools.[3] The Aurora Borealis Charter School serves grades K-8.[4] The Fireweed Academy serves grades 3 through 6 and focuses on reading, writing and problem solving.[5] The Kaleidoscope School of Arts & Sciences serves approximately 250 students in grades K through 6.[6] It focuses on science and the arts by using the philosophy that students learn best through hands-on practice.[7] The Soldotna Montessori Charter School serves grades K through 6.[8]

Home school program

The district offers a homeschool program, Connections, which serves approximately 950 students.[9] Connections offers staff to help parents with curricular development and provides students with a computer.[10]

About the district

Location

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Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is located in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska. It is the fifth largest borough in Alaska, located southwest of the capital, Anchorage. According to the 2010 census, Kenai Peninsula Borough is home to 55,400 residents.[11]

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is comprised of 44 schools including 14 Elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 11 secondary schools, and 15 small schools.

Demographics

2010 Census Data for Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska[12]
Race Kenai Peninsula Borough State of Alaska
White 84.9% 67.5%
Black or African American 0.7% 3.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native 7.3% 14.8%
Asian 1.3% 5.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3 1.2%
Two or more race 5.5% 7.1%
Hispanic or Latino 3.3% 6.1%


Kenai Peninsula Borough underperforms the rest of Alaska based on median household income, but outperforms the rest of Alaska in high school graduation rates and percentage of people below poverty level. The median household income for Kenai Peninsula Borough is $59,256 when compared to $69,014 for the state of Alaska. The percentage of people below poverty level for Kenai Peninsula Borough is 9.1% while it is 9.5% for the state of Alaska. 92.4% of persons over the age of 25 have a high school degree, while 91.4% of Alaska residents have a high school degree. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 23.1% of Kenai Peninsula Borough residents aged 25 or older have a bachelor's degree, while the same rate is 27.2% for the state of Alaska.

See also

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Alaska
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Elections (2013)

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