School District Ward or Post Union Ward 2
Voters elected Lisa Fort as the Union School Board member from District #9. The election results were as follows:Lisa Ford 445 votes 52.73%Patrick Coyle 280 votes 33.18%Glenda K. Puett 119 votes 14.10%Union Independent School District #9 - Five school district election districts; five year terms. No compensation. School board meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Education Services board Conference Room.
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Lisa Ford (NP)
Crime Prevention Specialist and Community Liaison, Broken Arrow Police Department
If elected what will your priorities be for you district during your term on the school board? Why and how did you select these priorities?
What measures would you support to ensure funding equity among all schools in the school district?
If the state legislature were to pass laws allowing vouchers in schools, what, in your opinion, will be the impact on the schools in your district?
701 North Nyssa Ave
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012
Will Rogers High School
Tulsa Community College
Crime Prevention Specialist and Communty Liaison for the Broken Arrow Police Department.
Certified Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Citizens Crime Commission
Union Public Schools Substitue Teacher
Tulsa Public Schools Administrative Assistant and Substitue Teacher
Community Organizations in which you participate
Broken Arrow Rotary
Broken Arrow Neighbors
Safe Kids Coalition
Broken Arrow Senior Center
Tulsa Police Officers Memorial Trust
Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful
Broken Arrow Chamber
Tulsa PC Power
Union Moore PTA
Coordianter of the Back to School Bash
Coordinator Night Out Against Crime with Fun and Games on Main
Coordinator of the Citizens Police Academy and the Master's Citizens Police Academy class
BAPD Chaplain Liaison
BAPD Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Tulsa Area Safe Communities
Student and staff safety is one of my priorities. As a Crime Prevention Specialist I am always looking for ways to prevent crime and reduce victims of crimes. I am certified in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. I can take my expertise and use it to enhance school safety.
My priority is to also work with the council, chamber, patrons and school administration to promote community within the Union School District for those students and parents that live in the city limits of Broken Arrow. There are 3,800 students living in Broken Arrow that go to Union Public Schools that could benefit by support of the City of Broken Arrow.
To promote volunteerism with not only parents in the school district but also senior citizens living in Broken Arrow that can become mentors for these students. Broken Arrow is in the top 10 places to retire so we have an abundance of “grand parents” that would love to mentor to and listen to the children read and help them to become better students. I coordinate the Volunteers in Police Service with over 250 volunteers, this program has the saved the city almost a half a million dollars last year alone. With the tight budgets of the schools and large classroom size I can bring my expertise to help with more individual attention of students that may be struggling.
Continue working towards 100 percent graduation. I partner with Union Career Connect through the Broken Arrow Police Department and would love to see this program continue
I would support equity among all schools. Each school has their own unique needs. Depending on the gifts, talents and struggles of each school I would continue to use government funding. Be creative in having specialist move from school to school to fill the needs of the students. Incorporate community involvement when ever possible. The only way we as a district can achieve 100 percent graduation is to support equity among all schools in the district.
If the state legislature were to pass laws allowing vouchers in schools my opinion on the impact for the schools in my district would be challenging. The class size of our district already seems to be at the maximum capacity. I don’t know if the vouchers would allow enough money to accommodate as many students that I believe would want to come to our school district. If we had a mechanism in place that we can take vouchers as long as we have room for those students it would be easier to support as long as it did not impede the learning of the students that live in the school district.
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