Wake County Board of Education DISTRICT 3
The Wake County Board of Education is the local governing body of the County Public School System. Its members are elected by districts in nonpartisan races and serve simultaneous 4-year terms.The 9-member school board has 5 primary responsibilities: 1. Employ the superintendent 2. Establish policy 3. Determine annual operating and capital budgets 4. Approve student assignment boundaries 5. Oversee the management of the school district’s major systems, including budget and finance, curriculum and instruction, personnel and auxiliary services
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What experience and qualities do you feel you bring to this office? (YouTube link or text, or both)
What do you think is the most important responsibility of a school board member?
What are the critical state funding needs for this county’s schools and how would you address those needs?
How would you assess teacher satisfaction in the county and how would you promote professional development?
Pre-Kindergarten is: [Importance scale]
Please explain your choice.
What are the issues in recruiting and retaining qualified teachers?
I believe that a great public school system makes a community better for everyone.
I have been on the board since 2016 but also on the board from 1991-1999 previously.
I know the history of Wake County and the school system. The changes have been dramatic over time but the school system built prior to the ‘90s was an integrated school system that made all schools healthy.
We have to get back to some of that time in places that we can. I have lived in Wake County since ‘85 and all of my four children went to school in the WCPSS. I have business relationships with other elected officials and the business community which I believe is important. I like to be responsive to my constituents and hear what they think as well as make their experience in our school system the best possible.
Policy making. Being responsive to the constituency. Hiring a good Superintendent to run the school system.
The state government needs to fund a public school system and fund anything that it rules or mandates the system to provide. We have been trying to address that for a long time. We have had good support from our county commissioners but the local funding is taking on too much of the state’s responsibility.
I believe that teacher satisfaction is not great. They want to be treated as more of a professional.
Pay and professional development help that. I think the school system does offer good professional development. The state needs to pay their teachers more.
Neither important nor unimportant
Pre - k is the only thing that will bridge the gap.
Actually cradle to kindergarten has to be equalized in order for K-12 to bridge the gap.
More help in our schools for discipline and social emotional support of the students.
This will allow teachers to teach and not be the only relationship that helps children be successful.
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