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Henrico County School Board Fairfield District

Duties - The five-member School Board is the governing body for the Henrico County public school system, subject to budgetary approval by the Board of Supervisors. Members are elected from the five magisterial districts in nonpartisan elections. The Board hires the Superintendent, who is responsible for managing the system. Term - 4 years Salary - $21,359 (Board Chair $23,359)

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  • Roscoe D. Cooper III
    (I)

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    Keith W. Hicks
    (I)

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What is the most important issue facing schools in the county and what will you do to address it?

How can schools best give students the research tools necessary to understand issues and verify their sources?

What education services do you support for students who are at risk of failing?

Would you support a high school curriculum that focuses on the civic responsibility of voting?

What are the best methods of evaluating and supporting teachers?

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Campaign Phone (804) 869-3032
Age 52
Twitter page KeithHicks@KeithHicksKeit1
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In the Fairfield District the most important issue is the continuation of the same schools not establishing the minimum expectations for what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade or course in English, mathematics, science, history/social science and other subjects. This has been and on-going issue for several years. I would introduce math, reading and science coaches along with mentors in the schools that fail to meet the states minimum educational requirements.
Continue to provide middle and high school students with Laptops to take home and also provide hotspots for students that do not have Wi-Fi at home. Each school can create a share drive site for students to save their information and it can be reviewed by the staff to verify their sources.
Get parents involved as soon as possible, offer after school mentors and tutors, and offer the child an opportunity to reflect on their needs and structure an educational plan for them to follow. Work with principles and teaching staff on creating interactive mini-lessons and simulations about specific topics such and math and reading.
I would support a civic responsibility for voting in high school as part of their curriculum. I think it is imperative to encourage our students to get involved in the rights and duties of citizenship. It is also equally important to educate our students on the roles of local government and what effects they have on their day to day lives.

The best way to evaluate a teacher is to provide a coach to work with the teacher that will provide feedback and instruction when needed. Have the coach observe the teacher over time and include the principle with feedback after several weeks observation. The best way to support a teacher is to ensure that they have all the necessary resources that they need to be successful and ensure that they have adequate professional development and planning time .