As a member of the Board, I will provide opportunity for voice, and I will work to be:
Equity acknowledges that students have different needs and that these needs must be addressed so that they can gain a well-rounded, quality education. Equity is about removing burdens, barriers, and obstacles that keep students from being successful in school. As a member of the Board of Education, my focus will be to remove any of the above-mentioned concerns so that every student of the district can thrive. I will review policy from the perspective of who benefits and who is burdened by specific policies.
How a school district spends money is the truest indicator of its priorities. My commitment to financial responsibility is to ensure that spending reflect the student as priority number one. The Board has a duty to ensure that the use of public funds reflects the will of the public without the influence of private interest. The only way to ensure this is to be transparent and responsible in all financial decisions.
While every student is special, there are some students who have unique needs that require special attention. As a father of a child with special needs, I know intimately the day-to-day challenge of advocating for your child’s education. As a member of the Board, I will be a champion for special needs families, always asking the question, “How does this policy affect students with special needs?” You will not find anyone who will fight harder to ensure that our special education program has all the recourses necessary to ensure student success.