Candidates for Uintah School Board presented at the Vernal Area Chamber luncheon on Tuesday. For District 5, Kurt Case and incumbent Greg Gilroy introduced themselves and answered questions. Gilroy spoke about his support of STEM education in the district stating that not all students plan to go to college and that it’s important those students have the foundation they need to succeed. Gilroy explained that it is proposed that SAGE testing will change by 2018 and that local groups and teachers get a say on the future of SAGE. He also emphasized that students, teachers and administrators in the district are excited about education. Kurt Case emphasized that the public education has multiple parts involved including the importance of learning social skills, participating in extracurriculars and preparing kids for successful lives. Case also expressed his conviction that board members must serve as the voice of the people in their district and that board members must be willing to always work together and keep their focus on the objective, leaving personal agendas at the door.