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Hi, I'm Kareem

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Hello, my name is Kareem Simpson and I am running for a seat on the Covington Independent  School Board. I have served and advocated for the educational needs of our community's children for 22 years as an employee of the Covington Branch of the Kenton County Library, the  Northern Community Action Commission, and as Kenton County Planning Board member. My running for the School Board will allow me to continue working and advocating for the education of all children in our community.

I believe that our school board must strive for excellence while being responsive and receptive to parents, staff, students and the community at large, encouraging an open dialog. The board must take input from all groups and weigh all the facts before making a decision. A Board member is a trustee of the community that elects him or her. That Trustee must be accessible and willing to collaborate with all members of the community; that includes all District staff. Anyone that comes before the board has the right to be heard & not just to speak. A school board member must build public understanding, support and participation.


We are losing our kids, right now, to districts outside of our own, causing additional barriers to success. We need to have a plan in place that keeps our best and the brightest. 

By working together we can all share in the knowledge and satisfaction that we have provided for the educational needs of all children, in the way that they need it the most, meeting them where they are and have built a district where students, parents, teachers, and staff feel they are welcome and that they belong. 

I ask for your support because I know that Covington Can!

Equality Meets Opportunity

My efforts as a board member would center on strengthening the district’s long term vision to provide equitable education by promoting diversity and inclusion, serving all of the children in the community; one child is no more important than another. Our strength is our diversity and have to celebrate that diversity. Our schools are here to serve the educational needs of all the children. 

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