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Dr. Bishop Seeks School Board Term

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" Jk ƒ W I Dr. Rond C Bishop, 48, chief of the Medical Service at Veterans Administration Hospital and professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, today became the fifth announced candidate in the June 9 Ann Arbor Board of Education election. Bishop will be seeking one of three board seats which will became available in June. The other four candidates are James W. Anderson Jr., former vice chairman of the Ann Arbor Human Relations Commission; Mrs. Mary Jane Shoultz, former director of the WRAND Day Care Center in Willow Run; Cecil W. Warner, a senior engineering administrator at Bendix Aerospace Systems División; and Henry Johnson, director of group care and counseling at the W. J. Maxey Training School For Boys. Bishop received his bachelor's degree at Michigan State University and his medical degree at the University of Michigan. - He is a fellow of the I can College of Physicians, I American Society of I ogy, and Central Society for I Clinical Research. Bishop is I past president of the Board of I Trustees of the First Unitarian I Church. The candidate is on the I executive board of the I tenaw County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the board of directors of Senior Citizens' Housing of Ann Arbor (Lurie Terrace), and the tive committee of the Memorial Advisory and Planning Service of the Ann Arbor Cooperative Society. Bishop and his wife, Nancy, have four children. They live at 1011 Lincoln Ave. In announcing his candidacy, Bishop made the following statement: "The Ann Arbor Public School System is one of the greatest assets of this community. My objectives as a board member would be to maintain its excellent educational programs, and I would work for improvement wherever possible. We need to have sensitivity to the desires and aspirations of all students, collectively and individually, and to do what we can to meet them. "The teachers are important part of this system. Some of them may have as much or more influence on our children than we do ourselves. In order to attract and keep good teachers, we must provide salaries and working conditions that are appropriate and competitive v.ith other school systems. "The continued financial support of the programs I think this community wants is going to be a problem. I believe we cac afford the present program and the needed improvements as 'hey arise. Indeed, I do not thinK we can afford to cut back. It i 3 hoped that tax reforms and financing programs, currently u n d e r consideration i n t h e Legislature, will allow for more equitable distribution of the tax load.' .


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