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Snohomish Sultan School District 311 Director District #2

4-year term No Salary, some districts offer small per diem for evening meetings. School Board Members or “directors” – are the elected governing body of the school district, serving four-year terms. The school board’s governance responsibilities fall in four major areas: Vision – focuses the work on student achievement through a comprehensive strategic planning process; Structure – provides prudent financial planning and oversight; diligent and innovative policymaking; Accountability – sets specific goals and a process for evaluation, reporting and recommendations for improvements; and Advocacy – champions public education in the local community and before state and federal policy makers. The School Board sets the general policies of the district, which are implemented by the hired professional district Superintendent and certificated teaching staff and personnel. One of the critical duties is the adoption of the district's budget and proposal of any school levies to be placed on the ballot to the people. The commission sets policies and approves all spending via the budget. The council also sets salaries for district employees.
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Biographical Information

Of three major issues facing your district, which one is the most urgent?

What is your position on Charter Schools as a part of your public school system?

What is your position on testing of your students?

What is your opinion on "start times" for elementary and secondary school?

How can the on-time graduation rate be improved?

How should bullying be addressed?

What would be your plan to see that your school district students earn their civics credit required by the new state law?

What is your opinion of student suspension for classroom disruption?

Phone (425) 248-5738
Town where you live Gold bar, Washington
Getting a Bond/ Levy passed to upgrade and Maintain our schools
As a smaller School district we need to focus our funds on the School district . While I am not opposed to Charter Schools, We need to ensure our Funds go towards the Public schools.
Testing has its place, you need to measure the progress and ensure the majority is where they should be
I think our start time for the high school and Middle school is to early
We need to have someone that focuses on "road to graduation"and when a student starts to slip reaches out and helps them back on course. These kids need help overcoming the barriers they face
Zero tolerance , the bullied need to be helped and the bully needs to be educated. Saturday school or mandatory after school options, also holding back school activites
we can have a online course that teaches the requirements and have them test out, I would prefer a more hands on approach as part of a class
IN school options (like in school suspension )rather than out of school suspension , we also need ot look at why the disruption is happening
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