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Reynolds School District, Pos. 1

Term: 4 yearsSalary: UnpaidThe School Board is the policy-making body of the school district. It is responsible for providing an education program for students living within the District. To accomplish its role, the Board: Determines the long-range direction of the District Establishes policies that direct the instructional and support programs Employs and evaluates the Superintendent Communicates with the community Negotiates with employee groups to determine salaries and benefits Calls elections on bond proposals Approves the annual budget
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Significant policy changes in public education are being considered at the federal and state level. Describe a change that you agree or disagree with and explain your position.

What do you think are the top three equity issues in the district and how will you address them?

What principles will you apply to evaluating recommendations from the superintendent with regard to which programs to reduce in a time of constrained funding?

Qualifications: MBA concentrate in Leadership for Managers hook up my intellectual capacity in social work providing diverse knowledge to first, second and third generation in United States of America community members.
Agree: Full Day Kindergarten, because allow students to have more structure hours that helps and prepare students academically in reading, math and other subjects. Disagree: Constrained funding because affect the quality on education to all students.

1. High School Dropout and Graduation Rates for Minority and Poor Students 2. Title I schools has a drastically impact with teachers with less seniority 3. Allocation funds I would like to highlight the impact that schools are facing on the graduation rate and dropouts that affect the budget for the entire Reynolds School District for a short period, and for the society and economy in long period. We must implement new strategies to retain quality staff who will support RSD Students Generation
I will recommend to create a survey to all the principals of each school, to identify how efficient they are projecting the school year budget on Major Federal Programs that includes Title I, IIA, III, VII, X. Support for Students in Poverty, Professional Development, Learners of English, Indian Education, Homeless Students, Perkins – Career/Technical Education and the 21st Century Grant- Support for Enrichment and Expanded School Hours, to be able to reevaluate all the budgets for each school.
Campaign Phone: (503) 804-7010
Campaign Email: vtewksbury@gmail.com
Qualifications: Reynolds School Board (2009-2013, 2017-present, Chair 2012-2013) Fairview Budget Committee (2015-present, Chair 2015, 2016) Chair, Citizens for Safe Reynolds Schools PAC (2014-2015)
House Joint Resolution 28 would require the Legislature to pass the education budget first before any other budget area, in an amount that is sufficient to pay for adequate public education. Oregon’s Legislature has underfunded education for too long. Increases in the budget from biennium to biennium are not enough to cover increases districts have no control over, and districts have made cuts year after year. Children deserve a full school year with reasonable class sizes.
We need to continue to improve our outcomes for students in poverty and in minority groups in achievement and discipline through appropriate funding, policy, and professional development so that adults understand these issues and can help remove disparities. Children should also have equitable classroom environments. While we are replacing three outdated schools, other schools still desperately need improvements. We must make these schools a priority in upcoming years.
We must look at reductions first that impact children and learning the least. Unfortunately, too many programs that benefit our students have already been cut. We are to the point where cuts will affect student learning. Reductions must be equitable among all of our schools and students. With hopes that funding will improve in the future, we should not reduce programs that once lost, would be difficult to bring back.

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