Broyhill grew up in Sioux City and attended schools within the district. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Briar Cliff University with a B.S. in computer science. Broyhill currently works as a project programmer at Great West Casualty Company. He has previously worked as a programmer consultant and programer at Sabre Industries, Inc., an application developer at B.S.Software, and as a lead programmer / designer at Direct SS Incorporated. He is currently pursuing graduate level work with a focus on Biomedical Informatics and Human Computer Interaction. Broyhill currently resides in Sioux City with his wife and newborn child. He has accumulated 800 hours of service at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center.
Broyhill won an election for a four year term on the Sioux City Community school board. He ran against Jaqueline Ritter, Audie Baughman, Paul Gorski, Perla Alarcon-Flory, and Paul Speidel 2013 for the election on September 10, 2013.
|Sioux City Community School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Source: Woodbury County Auditor, "2013 School Election," September 12, 2013|
According to his campaign Facebook page, Broyhill's campaign will focus on the students of the district. Broyhill says, "I am running for the School Board because I hope to continue to serve the Sioux City community, and am dedicated to education of today's youth. They are our future, and I want to see both my children and the children of Sioux City have all the educational tools they need to achieve academic success."
What was at stake?
Three seats were up for election on September 10, 2013. The board will continue to pursue its legislative action priority, which includes support of state funding of school board activities through property tax equities, equal standards between charter schools and other schools in the district, and reaffirming local control of the school board.
About the district
Sioux City underperforms in educational achievement compared to the rest of the state and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (83.4%) is lower than the number for Iowa (90.3%). The percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is also lower in Sioux City (19.8%) compared to the state overall (24.9%). The median household income in Sioux City is $43,158 compared to Iowa's median of $50,451.
- Facebook, "Shaun Broyhill for Sioux City School Board " accessed August 5, 2013
- Linked In, "Shaun Broyhill " accessed August 5, 2013
- Sioux City Community Schools, "2012-2013 IASB LEGISLATIVE ACTION PRIORITIES, SIOUX CITY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS," accessed July 31, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Sioux City," accessed July 30, 2013 (dead link)
- New York Times, "Election Results," accessed July 31, 2013