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Sherwood School District Director Position 2

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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Biographical Information

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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Campaign Phone (public) (503) 612-8839
Town Where You Live Sherwood
Your Experience/Qualificatons Education: Bachelor of Arts in Education Masters of Arts in School Administration Work Experience: 16 years in teaching and school administration 11 years as a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones Investments
County Washington
Term 4 years
The stresses of Covid and online schooling have had an impact on all of our students. The impact has been greater among some than others. Students who have faced challenges before will now face even greater challenges. Changes must be made to address the increased challenges. I would advocate that classes be held during the summer break free of charge for those students who need additional assistance in order to be ready for the upcoming school year.
The new face of learning under Covid has demonstrated to parents the complexity of teaching our children. Parents have learned the importance of our teachers through the enhanced communication that has occurred over the last several months. I would promote that this higher level of communication be continued pulling parents into a higher level of participation in the educational process. The last few months have taught us all new ways to communicate more efficiently. We should take advantage of what we have learned.
Any discussion of school budgets and spending priorities has to recognize the need for fiscal responsibility in spending and a strong revenue stream. The challenges of restarting in person schooling in our new and remodeled facilities will be many and varied it is impossible to identify all of the challenges at this time. As a board member I am aware we need to be innovative and flexible to adjusting our spending to meet unforeseen challenges. On the revenue side we need to be more open than ever to new sources of revenue which might include emphasizing corporate partnerships, foundations, and individuals in addition to traditional state and federal funding.
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