Parkrose School District, Pos. 5
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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Erick Flores (N)
Public Schools Teacher
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?
Parkrose School Board member, 2013-Present
Multnomah County Democrats PCP, 2011-Present
At the Federal level: I disagree with the current enthusiasm for Vouchers and Charter Schools. I firmly believe our Public Schools continue to be the greatest economic equalizer for all while integrates citizens as part of society. I believe Charter Schools are a dysfunctional system attempting to bring back economic and racial segregation. At the State level: I agree with Governor Kate Brown in providing parents the opportunity to opt out of standardized testing if parents don't wish part.
1. Over referral of Students of Color for disciplinary problems.
2. Closing the achievement gap.
3. LGBT students full access and safety protocols to prevent harassment.
I will continue to be a sitting board member in the District Equity Team overseeing policy development to ensure inclusion and safety for all students.
1. Application of Parkrose's Equity Policy lenses during annual budget talks.
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