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A peek at the IRC School Board and prospects for the 2014 election cycle

To proficiently establish an environment for learning in the public school system, elected board members (and candidates) must possess or should possess a “fire in the belly” for education to execute the successful delivery of students prepared to lead our country socially and economically at home and on the global stage with integrity.

To proficiently establish an environment for learning in the public school system, elected board members (and candidates) must possess or should possess a “fire in the belly” for education.

Current Indian River County School Board Members

1990 25th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: 772-564-3200

Dr. Fran Adams, Superintendent

District 1- Karen Disney- Brombach 2010-2014*
District 2- Dale Simchick 2013-2014*
District 3- Matthew McCain 2012-2016
District 4- Carol Johnson, Chairman 2010-2014*
District 5- Claudia L. Jimenez Vice- Chairman 2012-2016

*Term Expires

2014 Candidates to date per Indian River Supervisor of Elections’ website:

School Board - Dist 1 Karen Disney-Brombach ( Active-)


School Board - Dist 2 Ruben Bermudez (Active- Filed)

Vero Beach

School Board - Dist 2 Dale Simchick (Active- Filed)


School Board - Dist 4 Randy Heimler (Active- Filed)

Vero Beach

School Board - Dist 4 Jorge D. Lugo (Active- Withdrawn)

Vero Beach

School Board - Dist 4 Richard D. SR Marini (Active- Filed)

Vero Beach

A dictionary definition of education is the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. A more prolific and profound expression of education could be that “Education is the torch that brightens the future”. Whether individual views on education are prolific, profound or just practical, one undisputable fact is that there must be leadership for direction in the educational process.

A board of education, school committee or school board is the board of directors or board of trustees of a school, local school district or higher administrative level. The elected council helps determine educational policy in a small regional area, such as a city, county, state or province. It usually shares power with a larger institution, such as the government's department of education. The name of the board is also often used to refer to the school system under the board's control.

Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of others, but may also be autodidactic (self-educated). Any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. Education is commonly divided into stages such as preschool, primary school, secondary school and then college, university or apprenticeship.

A right to education has been recognized by some governments. At the global level, Article 13 of the United Nations' 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights recognizes the right of everyone to an education. Although education is compulsory in most places up to a certain age, attendance at school often isn't, and a minority of parents choose home-schooling, e-learning or similar for their children.

REF: Indian River County Supervisor of Elections


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