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2023 Voter Guides:

Looking for nonpartisan and unbiased answers to who the candidates are and what they stand for?  Check out these Voter Guides:

Our Candidates

-Putting Students First
-Respecting Parents and Teachers
-Uniting Our Community

-Responsibly Managing District Finances
Paula Bussard

Mom   school volunteer   foster care advocate


Paula currently volunteers in a second grade classroom at LeTort Elementary School. She also serves as a CASA (court-appointed special advocate) for children in the foster care system.


Paula has a long history of volunteer work with Carlisle area community organizations, youth sports organizations, orchestra and sports booster groups, and PTOs. Paula’s husband and their three sons are graduates of Carlisle High School.

"Listening to all voices in the community is how the school board ensures every child can succeed"

Bruce Clash
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Dad  |  nonprofit leader  |  education champion


Bruce established the Pennsylvania office of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, a statewide nonprofit organization that partners with hundreds of Pennsylvania police chiefs, sheriffs, and district attorneys to advocate for early childhood education.


Bruce and his wife have three daughters who graduated from Carlisle High School.  He is an active member of Second Presbyterian Church in Carlisle.

 "Our school board should respect parents and teachers, and be transparent and accountable to taxpayers."

George Stroud


Dad   educator   mentor


George has spent his entire professional career in higher education and currently serves as the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students at Dickinson College.


During his nearly 30 years as an educator, George has enjoyed serving as a coach, role model, and mentor to countless students.


George and his wife have three children—two currently attend Carlisle schools and one is a recent graduate.

 "Maintaining a high-quality learning environment must be the foundation for every decision we make as a board."

Joe Shane
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JOE SHANE         

teacher   church elder   community volunteer


Joe taught high school for eight years and now teaches chemistry and trains science teachers at Shippensburg University. Many of Joe’s former students teach in school districts throughout Cumberland County.


Joe is a member of First Presbyterian Church.  He's also a long-time volunteer with the Farmers on the Square.

"We have to recruit and retain the best teachers if we are going to give our kids the best education possible."

Jon Tarrant
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JON TARRANT           

grandfather   retired teacher   college mentor


Jon's career as an English teacher gives him a unique understanding of students.  Jon also worked as an educational consultant visiting more than 400 colleges and universities across the country as he helped students find post-secondary educational opportunities.


Jon and his wife have three adult children who attended Carlisle Schools, and they now have a grandchild attending school in Carlisle.

"I promise to listen to all parents, students, and teachers because their concerns should always come first."


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