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Rockingham County Board of Education District 2

The Rockingham County Board of Education is the local governing body of the County Public School System. Its members are elected in partisan elections by districts and at large and serve staggered 4-year terms.The 9-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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  • Brent Huss
    (Rep)

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    Ophelia Wright
    (Dem)

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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Age (optional) 67
Contact Phone (336) 349-8238
email address Owright8515@triad.rr.com
Position/philosophy statement I believe that Education is a right for all students!
Reopening our school system coupled with budget restraints because of Covid 19. We do not know at this point where this pandemic is taking us as it continues to spread. In order for the school system to keep all stakeholders safe, the school system will need more employees to help with distancing and helping to keep everyone safe.
It is my intention to make sure that all stakeholders who are involved in educating our students are safe and healthy as the school system is reopened. However, as a former educator, I think that nine weeks should be the length of time offered for reopening the schools
No, I do not agree with the policy that Board of Education races are partisan because one should not base their willingness to serve on the school Board with being a member of a political party. In my opinion, it should not be a priority that one political affiliate over another should serve on the school board. I believe that ones offer to serve should be about making sure that every student receives a sound and basic education.
In order for our students to excel in remote learning, the school system should make sure that all students have Internet access to be able to participate in remote learning. The School system should be instrumental in ensuring that each student has access to computers. Staff development will be provided for teachers through zoom and parents will be encouraged to work closely with their child's teacher for questions and help with assignments. When parents spend time with helping their child through some of the processes, it is a part of parenting.