In 20-plus years of friendship, we have observed the compassion, dedication and honesty Jim Kinard has demonstrated toward his students, parents and fellow staff. Jim retired last year after teaching 28 years in Ceres. He decided his desire to continue to serve students and the community could best be fulfilled by serving on the board of trustees. His insight into the classroom is priceless, as he knows firsthand the needs of students, parents and staff. Jim is a man with great insight and fairness; he would listen to all sides of an issue and come up with what's best for our students.
JOHN and PAT ARNOLD