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School Director Rose Tree Media School District (Vote for not more than Five) 4 Year Term {_getChooseLabel(this.selections.length)}

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  • Janet Beausoleil
    (Rep)

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    Jenny Dresden
    (Rep)

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    Hillary Fletcher
    (Dem)

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    Jackie Gusic
    (Dem)

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    Shelly Hunt
    (Dem)

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    Jeff Koenig
    (Rep)

  • AnnMarie Koveal
    (Rep)

  • Susan Layne
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  • William J. O'Donnell
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    Kelly Schaffer
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What are your top 3 priorities if elected?

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Campaign Website https://www.middletowndelcogop.org/jenny-dresden
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Jenny-Dresden-for-RTMSD-School-Board-375996502992604/?ref=settings
• Project Oversight – Special controls and close monitoring are needed to be sure students and taxpayers get the maximum possible benefit from the $40 million the district recently borrowed to build and refurbish our schools. For those residents that may not be aware, this was only the first installment of a proposed infrastructure project that could cost as much as $100 million or more.

• Non-Partisan Leadership – It is time to remove politics from this level of government and adopt policies and programs that are based solely on the interests of the students and taxpayers.

• School Rank and Reputation – We need to leverage technology and aggressively explore other measures to reverse recent trends which have seen our district fall below neighboring districts.
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Fletcher4RTMSD/?view_public_for=323852614923805
1. Childhood anxiety and depression are not just a local issue and not solely the fault of schools, but schools do play a role. A district’s wellness is defined by testing metrics. I would like to develop a second set of internal metrics - beginning with data we that we already have - that speak to the overall well-being of each student so that we may more accurately describe the health of our schools.

2. Communicate all post-high school options for students. This includes assisting students in reaching their educational potential at every level from trade schools to Ivy League schools - and not predetermining a child's path based on background or economics.

3. Good communication and transparency promote trust, collaboration, and relationship-building - qualities essential in supporting our students and educators and in involving the broader community. As a marketing and communications professional, I recognize the need for greater communication and transparency within our district.
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Multiple Pathways to Success - Open and Expanded Communication between District and Parents / Community - Building Responsibly and To Inspire -
Campaign Website https://www.midcountydems.com/candidates/rtm-school-board-directors/shelly-hunt-rtmsd-school-director
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HUNT4RTMSD/
1) Communication/Engagement. Residents deserve to know how the board operates, quick and easy access to information on current issues, and the ability to engage in the process. Perceived secrecy is the #1 complaint from residents I've met. 2) Fiscally Responsible Expansion. For the $40 million secured to build and renovate schools, the projects must be more than just capacity. Location, design and rigorous oversight should yield other benefits- reduced transportation costs/cycle times for later start times at upper schools; flexible space for varied district needs; and on-time/on-budget completion. 3) Strategic Planning. Our board needs to be proactive, make data-driven decisions, and monitor and adjust critical policies and plans. Our district reacts to crisis too often. We should track our growth in real time; identify consequences of new initiatives before implementing; monitor educational trends, adjust practices, and leverage extensive local educational and employment resources.
Campaign Phone (610) 742-8027
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Campaign Website https://www.midcountydems.com/candidates/rtm-school-board-directors/kelly-schaffer-rtmsd-school-director
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Oversight. Contribute to a School Board that exercises effective oversight, shared leadership, and strategic problem solving. Manage fiscally responsible school growth with data-informed decision making and careful consideration of taxpayer dollars.

Expertise. Provide expertise to help the school district implement policies and initiatives to close achievement gaps. Enhance collaborations between the school district and early learning programs to support high-quality, age-appropriate, educational experiences that span birth to age 8, the most critical period for brain development.

Innovation. Support flexible pathways to diverse student futures and provide equitable access to learning opportunities that extend beyond the classroom. Ensure policies and programs promote well-being for all students. Review use of current funding and explore new funding streams (e.g., grant funding) to foster innovation and improve student outcomes.