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Beaverton School District Director Zone 4

Special districts in Oregon are formed to govern specific resources. Examples are people’s utility districts, library districts, sewer districts, irrigation districts, ports and cemetery districts. Some districts get revenue only from taxes. Others, such as water districts, get revenue from ratepayers. Others may combine the two sources. Each district is governed by a board of directors which is responsible for the operation of the district and its financial accountability. ( https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/198.010 ) Qualifications: Candidate must be a registered voter and a resident of the district for 1 year. Employees of the district are not eligible unless employed as a substitute driver. ORS 332.016 and 332.018(2)Salary: A member of the governing body of a district may receive an amount not to exceed $50 for each day or portion thereof as compensation for services performed as a member of the governing body. Such compensation shall not be deemed lucrative. The governing body may provide for reimbursement of a member for actual and reasonable traveling and other expenses necessarily incurred by a member in performing official duties. [1971 c.403 §2; 1983 c.327 §2; 1983 c.740 §53a; 1989 c.517 §1; 1995 c.79 §74] In event of Vacancy: Except as otherwise provided by law, a vacancy in an elected office in the membership of the governing body of a district shall be filled by appointment by a majority of the remaining members of the governing body. If a majority of the membership of the governing body is vacant or if a majority cannot agree, the vacancies shall be filled promptly by the county court of the county in which the administrative office of the district is located. [ORS 198.320]

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  • Darcie A Batcheler
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    Saralyn Dougall
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    Sunita Garg
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Even before COVID and the transition to online learning, school districts struggled with disparities in academic achievement. Educators fear even greater gaps upon their return to classrooms. What strategies will you consider to address these increased disparities?

COVID has shown us the importance of family support in facilitating students’ education. How will you build on this understanding to increase the role of parents in decision making and promote parental involvement in schools?

What is the impact of the pandemic on school budgets and spending priorities? How do you propose meeting these new challenges?

Los distritos escolares ya tenían dificultades con las disparidades en el desempeño académico, inclusive antes del COVID y de la transición al aprendizaje por internet. Los educadores temen que aparezcan vacíos aún mayores cuando el estudiantado vuelva a los salones de clase. ¿Qué estrategias considerará usted para enfrentar el aumento de estas dificultades?

El COVID nos ha mostrado la importancia del apoyo de las familias para facilitar la educación de los estudiantes. ¿Cómo utilizará este hecho para ampliar la función de los padres en la toma de decisiones y promover la participación de los padres de familia en las escuelas?

¿Cuál es el impacto de la pandemia en los presupuestos escolares y en las prioridades de gasto? ¿Qué propone usted para enfrentar estos nuevos desafíos?

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Town Where You Live Beaverton
Your Experience/Qualificatons Beaverton Parent Advisory Committee for District Input; High School Release Time Teacher; High School Football Team Lineman Dinner Coordinator; Elementary Lost and Found Coordinator; Elementary Classroom Party Coordinator; Middle School Art Literacy Classroom Volunteer; Elementary School Art Literacy Classroom Volunteer; Cub Scout Leader; Youth Book Club Leader; Youth Poetry Club Leader; Elementary School Clothes Closet Volunteer
County Washington
All students matter and All students need to be supported to reach their fullest potential including career and Technical education and special need through accelerated pathways.

Schools should never be a one size fits all approach.

Currently our district is eliminating accelerated pathways in the name of equity. Instead we should be expanding opportunities.
Parents should be at the center of education. To encourage community feedback we need to put discussion groups in place. They have existed in the past and need to be reinstated.
Budgets should be kept and taxpayers should be respected. The first step to meet a budget should always be to reevaluate, not to raise taxes.
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Web Site (leave blank if not applicable) http://www.sunitaforbeavertonschools.com
Town Where You Live Beaverton, Oregon 97007
Your Experience/Qualificatons Licensed CPA. Worked in Industry for over 20 years. Beaverton Resident since 1994. Mother of two children who graduated from Beaverton public schools
County Washington County
Term 4 years
As children return to schools, our priority should be safety first for Students and Teachers - making sure that all the CDC guidelines are being followed. We will need to address the learning loss in our children and make sure that these gaps are closed. Beaverton population is very diverse - 54% students are of BIPOC population, 104 different languages spoken. Diversity in the student population needs to be acknowledged and they need to be represented in the teachers and staff in the school. Also as kids return to school, addressing the social and emotional health of kids would also be important.
Parental involvement plays an important role in a child's success in his school. Making sure that they are engaged and informed about their children's school experience is also important. I plan to attend PTO meetings in the schools in my zone so that I may also be aware of the concerns and issues of parents. Also I will make myself accessible to parents if they had any questions and need to be directed to School staff member or inform them about BSD resources available to them.
School gets funding for each student enrolled in the school. Due to the pandemic there has been a drop of 15% in the admission rate. It is important that as we are transitioning back to hybrid, and more and more people are getting vaccinated parents will feel comfortable to send their children to school and the admission rates will get back to what they were. To get the schools ready as outlined by the Ready school safe learners guidelines based on CDC guidelines. District has to spend money to get the schools ready which all costs money. Schools have received some Federal one-time funding which will help. Schools have two additional installments of ESSERS left to receive which will be about $67 million dollars and could be used to help get the school back to normalcy. Also there is a new corporate tax, schools will get funding from this every year. This year schools will be getting $10 million, but the hope is that this number will only increase as the economy returns back to normal
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