Meet Rick Nolte – Conservative Candidate for Polk County School Board, District 3

Meet Rick Nolte – Conservative Candidate for Polk County School Board, District 3

My name is Rick Nolte and I’m running for Polk County School Board, District 3. I have five grandchildren who currently attend Polk County Schools, and they are my main reasons for running for this position. We need to take back control of our schools for the future of America.

    The students of Polk County need an advocate who will work to ensure they get a quality education. No one knows what is better for a child than their own parents and guardians. Parents Choice matters to me and every voice should be heard. 

    I graduated fro Florida Southern College with a degree in Physical Education and Health. I then attended Rollins College Graduate School on a full scholarship and received my Masters degree in Administration Supervision.  I have two children one of which is a nurse, and the other is a teacher. My wife is a veterinarian, and we attend Heritage Baptist ChurchFamily and family values are very important to all of us. 

    As a former educator, I understand that no one chooses a career in education in order to become rich, but we must provide financial incentives and raises to keep our best teachers in the classroom. Our district can’t run on just teachers alone, so we must also find the funding needed to obtain and retain staff

    The students of Polk County need more vocational opportunities. Not every student will go to college, but every student can and should be prepared for the workplace or entrepreneurship. Our students need to be encouraged to think for themselves and not be told what to think. We need to get back to the three R’s while adding Respect and Responsibility

    I will use my 36 years of teaching experience in Orange, Polk and Hillsborough counties along with my business experience, to make Polk County Schools the best for all parties involved. My vision is to work to unite students, parents, teachers, and faculty to ensure everyone is heard, and the students receive the best education to lead them into a bright tomorrow. 

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