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Randolph County Schools consists of a seven member governing Board of Education.. Members are elected county-wide on a nonpartisan basis and serve four-year staggered terms. The 7-member school board has 5 primary responsibilities:1. Employ the superintendent2. Establish policy3. Determine annual operating and capital budgets4. Approve student assignment boundaries5. 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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  • Tracy Boyles

  • Derek L. Clark

  • Gary Cook

  • Sharon Petty Farlow

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    Cindy Leonard

  • Michael D. Sink

Biographical Information

Identify the most serious issue you see facing our school system.

How will you address this issue once you are elected to the Board of Education?

Do you agree with the policy that Board of Education races are partisan?

In light of the recent need for remote learning/teaching, how do you propose to train and equip students, teachers and families to prepare for this now and in the future?

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Contact Phone (336) 736-6382
Position/philosophy statement Expand, Enhance, Engage
I am running to for BOE to address the resources available to our rural schools. The pandemic will exacerbate divisions, leaving public schools with less funding as families with the means pursue other options, thus widening the achievement gap for students who don’t have technology, internet access and family support. While school choice is important, we must understand why our students leave, enhance our offerings, and level the playing field for public schools. Working together to uplift public education for all will ensure Randolph County has a positive future with a strong economy, community involvement, lower crime, and better health.
• EXPAND: Technology access; Programs for STEM, Arts, Health Sciences, Agriculture, Dual Language • ENHANCE: Retention, recruitment, and training of a high caliber staff; Business and college relationships to support career and college readiness; Relationships with neighboring districts to pool resources • ENGAGE: Strengthen family support in all RCSS; Develop community partnerships for mentor programs and grant funding

No. In Randolph County, Board of Education is a nonpartisan race. I'm running to represent all children, families and educators. Public schools face complex problems that require nonpartisan solutions.
• Positive Attitude – Lead by Example • Communication between leaders, teachers, students and families to outline expectations. Discuss what is/is not working, and action plan for continuous improvement. • Training for teachers on remote teaching best practices and how to equip families for successful collaboration. • Flexibility to support each student’s unique needs. • Innovate by leveraging the unique challenges of this time to improve education.

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