We believe that the district can do much more to engage with our community - parents, taxpayers, residents, and staff. Not everyone can attend an in-person board meeting and not everyone is comfortable speaking in public.
Many other school boards make better use of community and staff surveys, YouTube channels, and social media. The board should be more accessible to the community and use the community’s input to develop a forward-looking vision for the district.
Students learn best in a safe environment - safe from physical harm, safe from bullying, and safe to be themselves. As board members, we will make it a priority to provide the safest environment possible. We will also work to employ and retain the highest quality teachers, and leave the teaching to them, the experts. It will be our job to listen to teachers and administration, and meet their needs and recommendations to the best of our ability.
We believe the district should be run like a school, not a business. Our children are not products on an assembly line. We will scrutinize the district’s budget and question spending that does not benefit the students. Both students and taxpayers will benefit from a fresh set of eyes, rather than the status quo.