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Dallas School District Position 1

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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  • Luis Garibay
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    Carol Shaw-Slife
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    Pat Wildman
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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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Campaign Phone (public) (503) 851-4791
Web Site (leave blank if not applicable) http://www.Facebook.com/carolfordsb
Town Where You Live Dallas OR
Your Experience/Qualificatons I am a retired Bilingual(Spanish/English) Special Programs Instructional Assistant. I worked on the executive board of Oregon Association for Bilingual Educators(OABE) and was of a member of the National Association of Bilingual Educators(NABE). As such, I worked with OABE with planning, organizing, and conducting regular and annual OABE conferences and trainings.
The COVID-19 has exacerbated the already challenging public school concerns around school attendance, class sizes and increasingly diverse student populations. Now, students are headed back to the classrooms, to the concern of some families and elation of others. There are groups whose students thrived on distance learning and others who report all kinds of problems with it. I would like to suggest a frank discussion with community, schools and families, focusing on the debate around the in-school vs distance learning vs hybrid learning. How could we resolve this in a manner that most would be happy with and feel their children’s needs are being met? It’s a complex, multifaceted scenario, so we should be addressing the concerns people have, as soon as possible.
I would work cooperatively in building trust, encouraging communication with students/families, schools and the community of Dallas. We would strive to meet the challenges of the Board to 1. Hire a new, fully qualified superintendent, and 2.Assist in dealing with challenges of declining enrollment in the schools and meeting the growing demand for distance education.
As I explained in the previous answer, we must strive to meet the needs to provide in-school and virtual instructions. During the Pandemic, families learned the value of distance learning vs. in-school learning and how it meets their needs. There will possibly be a significant demand for the virtual learning module.

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Town Where You Live Dallas, Or.
Your Experience/Qualificatons Owner Wildman Farm, home builder 37 yrs. raised 5 children-diverse- from college to GED. Builders, beauty operator, finance Administrator for private school, business owner(nation wide-design, sell, install, train for large venue sound systems.
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1. Get students totally back in school.

2. Teachers, school administrators, parents, students, and schoolboard meeting together to have a united front for helping the young people prepare for their lives beyond high school. That would include college, tech. school, a trade, entrepreneurship, or maybe military.

3. Listen to other ideas.

These students are for future of our country. We need to help them prepare.
Adults (teachers, parents, administration, and schoolboard need to meet and communicate. Teachers need to know parents and vice versa. Email needs to be used both ways to help connect.

Fun times need to be planned to help students want to participate . It doesn't take a lot of words, but it does take a lot of action.

Budget and spending priorities have been a. total shake up this last year. I have done accounting for a number of years for large and small businesses.. A budget has so much money to be spent. Put it were it is most needed first. As I understand it there is $13,000 spent per child. I do understand there is overhead, but I don't believe a budget is that much of a challenge. Surely not as large as the problem of getting the students prepared for adult life.
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