Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

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March 12, 2013

CISD Place 7 candidate has deep Cleburne roots

Eric Jobe says business background helpful

 

Cleburne ISD board of trustees Place 7 candidate, Eric Jobe, 43, moved to Cleburne at age 11 after growing up in what he calls a rough part of Fort Worth. 

And Cleburne, he said, changed his life. 

“I got here and something came to me,” he said. “It was just an entirely different life. I didn’t start growing before I came here; didn’t know anything before I came here.” 

Jobe graduated from Cleburne High School in 1998. He has worked in retail for 27 years has been self-employed for most of that time in the telecommunications and automotive fields. He currently owns an online car leasing business. 

Jobe and his wife, Allison, have for many years been community volunteers. Some of their involvement includes the Cleburne Athletic Booster Club and the Cleburne Baseball/Softball Board and visits to their sons’ — Makane and Major’s — schools.

In deciding to run for the CISD board, Jobe sites the desire to make sure all students have equal learning opportunities. 

“I try to be motivational to every kid,” he said. “I’ve always done that in coaching and I enjoy trying to help children.” 

Jobe said one of the main ways he would like to serve the students of CISD is through focusing on technology in the classroom. 

“I see the kids with heavy backpacks, just leaning over,” he said. “Not many kids want to carry heavy books [etc].” 

Jobe said he believes students would be more compelled to do their homework assignments if they don’t have to lug so many heavy items around. 

Part of the problem, he said, is that students are always in a rush — be they headed to sports, band, choir or other extra-curricular activities — and a big backpack is no longer the best way to keep track of assignments. However, something like an iPad that can store all textbooks, email and contact information is easier to work with, he said. 

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