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Boulder Valley School RE-2 Director District F

Four year term
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    Kitty Sargent Social Worker

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Would you change BVSD’s K-12 curriculum to assure it adequately prepares students to succeed upon graduation, if they do no plan to attend college? Please elaborate.

How would you change standardized testing for the BVSD, if you think it needs changing?

How will you work to close the achievement gap between white and non-white(Latino) students, and consistently raise the level of achievement for all students?

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Background This candidate for Boulder Valley School District withdrew their candidacy after certified content was deliver to Boulder County. Votes for this candidates will NOT be counted.
This candidate for Boulder Valley School District withdrew their candidacy after certified content was deliver to Boulder County. Votes for this candidates will NOT be counted.
This candidate for Boulder Valley School District withdrew their candidacy after certified content was deliver to Boulder County. Votes for this candidates will NOT be counted.
This candidate for Boulder Valley School District withdrew their candidacy after certified content was deliver to Boulder County. Votes for this candidates will NOT be counted.
Background I am a former teacher, social worker and the parent of two BVSD graduates. From 1993 until 2012 I was very involved at the school and district level. Co-Chair Fireside School Improvement Team Member Fireside PTO Co-Chair Monarch K-8 PTO Member Safe Schools Coalition Member of group that created K-12 health curriculum Participant 21st Century Graduate group Member of School Age Care Advisory Board
Contact e-mail sargentforbvsd@gmail.com
Contact phone 720-593-8405
BVSD has rich career and technical education programs available in multiple schools. The areas offered are: Business, Marketing, and Public Administration Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy STEM, Arts, Design and Information Technology Hospitality, Human Services, and Education Health Science, Criminal Justice, and Public Safety Skilled Trades and Technical Sciences I would certainly be open to improving the curriculum if it is not meeting the needs of our students.
I have long been opposed to the high-stakes summative testing that has been done for the last two decades. This testing is of limited value, takes much time away from instruction, is very stressful for students and teachers, and their results don’t come until the end of the year, when the results can’t be used to address areas of weakness. Formative evaluation that shows how a student arrived at the answer and to what extent they can make use of their knowledge is useful and can happen in a low stress environment. Curriculum-embedded performance assessments or CPEA’S allow multiple opportunities for learning and assessment, both formative and summative, can provide real time feedback, real world application, and personalized learning. This can help students develop foundational knowledge and deeper learning. BVSD is currently designing its own tests. I am in favor of drastically reducing the high-stakes testing currently in use, but Federal and state laws require testing.
In order to raise the achievement of Latino students, particularly those living in poverty and immigrants, the schools must do a number of things. Teachers and staff need to value the students’ culture and language, set high expectations, and encourage parents to be involved in their kids’ education through personal outreach. Districts need to provide professional development for teachers specifically designed to improve their effectiveness with Latinos and have counseling programs specifically for Latinos. Spanish speaking teachers, counselors and other staff are essential. All staff needs to be strongly committed to empowering Latino students through education. Finally, schools serving high poverty populations need increased resources to meet the unique needs of the students. I will work to ensure BVSD does its very best to achieve these goals.

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