Troy Unzicker: "Bleeding Bulldog Blue"
Kimball Superintendent Troy Unzicker says he "Bleeds Bulldog Blue" and his passion for Gering is what he believes sets him apart from the other candidates for the Gering superintendent position. Unzicker, a 1982 Gering High graduate, says he has made gaining the Gering position his number one goal since learning a couple years ago current Superintendent Don Hague planned to retire.
Unzicker, who just finished getting his doctorate in December, says finances and dealing with reductions in state aid will likely be a big issue for Gering in future years. Unzicker noted Kimball faced a loss of over $2 million in state aid, forcing the district to set priorities in spending. He says there were some reductions in programs, but not one of them were eliminated and there were no staff reductions.
Unzicker also says while communicating with staff is important, he believes being involved in the community and talking to patrons is necessary in order to gauge how the district is doing, what the different pockets of the community feel are important, and to get everyone going in one direction for the benefit of students.
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