Categories: Headliner
      Date: Mar 18, 2013
     Title: Cast your vote for student success

Rick Dunham is a candidate for the Dalhart Independent School Board. These are several areas I would like to see improvement, as well as a few obstacles the DISD Board needs to over come to begin a transformation in our school district: Improve Dalhart Independent School District’s academic performance and state ratings. Assist administrative leadership in dealing with new and ever changing federal and state testing mandates. Assist administrative leadership in the battle with the state and federal government over shrinking school finance dollars.  Expect administrative leadership to recruit and retain “Highly Qualified” teachers, administrators and support staff and allow them to work in a supportive environment where excellence in all areas is expected. Increase vocational/technical programs in our schools so that students who are not college bound can enter the work force and attain good paying jobs.


Doug Claborn is a 1983 graduate of Dalhart High School and previously served on the board of education for one 3-year term. Doug’s parents, Tommy and Norma Claborn, raised their three sons in Dalhart, with all three boys graduating from Dalhart. Tommy and Norma still reside in Dalhart as well.
Doug and his wife Kathy have three children – Meagan, 23; Logan, 20; and Faith, 13. All three of their children have earned their educations through the Dalhart public school system. When Doug and Kathy were first married, they lived in Canyon for four years as she completed her degree in elementary education. Doug attended WTAMU in Canyon for two years, then received his associate degree in HVAC from Amarillo College. They moved back home to Dalhart in 1990 to start Doug’s current business, Claborn Heating and Air, Inc. This summer, he will have been in business for 22 years.


Justin Moore is a candidate for the Dalhart Independent School District Board of Trustees. A Dalhart native, he has deep roots in the community as the owner of M&S Body Shop and his family ties.
Moore is a 1991 Dalhart High Scholl graduate and attended college at South Plains in Levelland and Amarillo College. He is a United States Navy veteran and was stationed at Pearl Harbor and on board the USS Ruben James FFG-57. After serving his country, he returned home to his family business M&S Body Shop.
Moore met his Tami in July of 2000 and married a year later. The Moores have two children that attend DISD schools. Dylan is in the first grade at Dalhart Elementary, and Will is in the fourth grade at Allen Finch Middle School. Both of their children love school.
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