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Gresham-Barlow School District, Pos. 6, At-Large

Term: 4 yearsSalary: UnpaidThe School Board is the policy-making body of the school district. It is responsible for providing an education program for students living within the District. To accomplish its role, the Board: Determines the long-range direction of the District Establishes policies that direct the instructional and support programs Employs and evaluates the Superintendent Communicates with the community Negotiates with employee groups to determine salaries and benefits Calls elections on bond proposals Approves the annual budget
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    Sharon Garner (N) Retired Designer

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Significant policy changes in public education are being considered at the federal and state level. Describe a change that you agree or disagree with and explain your position.

What do you think are the top three equity issues in the district and how will you address them?

What principles will you apply to evaluating recommendations from the superintendent with regard to which programs to reduce in a time of constrained funding?

Campaign Address: PO Box 1230
Gresham OR 97030
Campaign Phone: (503) 679-3443
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Qualifications: Current Board Member, Gresham-Barlow School Board
SB 1102: Facilities use for after school tutors. I am opposed to this legislation because I think it is a safety issue for students if we are allowing one-on-one access to our students by an adult that may not be background checked nor part of a monitored before or after school program. I am uncomfortable with one-on-one unsupervised student access.
1. Poverty and Special Needs Students. 2. Gender Equity in STEM and CTE training. 3. English as a 2nd language learners.

We need to: a. identify, on a student-by-student basis, who needs which resources; b. devise ways to make all students aware of their options regarding their education; c. encourage involvement of each student's support units (counselors, family, guardians, etc.) and, d. understand what steps are needed to engage each student personally in their educational success.
1. How will the proposed reduction impact student outcomes? 2. How does the proposed reduction impact the district's vision and goals for student outcomes? 3. Are we evaluating what we are keeping the same, as well as, what we are proposing to change? 4. What can we do to mitigate negative student outcomes resulting from the proposed reductions? logo


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