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In his first time running for an elected seat, Robert Pelot is challenging Margaret Gamble for the District 6 Lancaster County school board seat.
Pelot, 40, said if elected, there are several matters he would like to see the school board take under consideration.
"I've been looking at bringing the government back to the people for years," he said. "It isn't for the people like it should be."
A case in point, Pelot said, is the issue of taxes.
"The school board can raise taxes without a referendum and that's not right," he said. "I think the people should have more of a say in the matter when it comes to something like that."
Another area Pelot said he would like to see approached is discipline within the schools.
"There are disciplinary actions not being taken that should be taken," he said. "There are students disrupting the classrooms for other students and the instructor's hands are being tied as far as what they can do to control it."
Pelot said he thinks parents should be notified immediately when a student is causing trouble and that not only should teachers have more direct contact with parents, but the school board as well.
"As a whole, there needs to be more interaction with the parents," he said. "If we are going to help stop the bad behavior more effectively, we need to know more about what's going on."
Pelot works for the Van Can Corp. and also owns his own business, Legacy Computers.
He has a two-year degree in energy and process controls.
He has four children: Dakota, Bailey, Christian and Amanda, and one grandchild, Steven. He and his finacee, Jessica, were scheduled to marry Saturday. Pelot frequently visits Haile Gold Mine Baptist Church.