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Lincoln County School District Zone 3

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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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?

Campaign Phone (public) (541) 270-8875
Town Where You Live Newport, Oregon
Your Experience/Qualificatons We have lived in Lincoln County since 1992 and raised three children that all graduated from Newport High School. I have served on several elected and volunteer Board of Directors, including the Lincoln County School District Board of Directors since July 2002.
County Lincoln
Term 2021-2025
While educators are right to fear the unknown and the potential for greater gaps in achievement when we return to classrooms, we had a number of strategies in place (prior to CoVid) that were addressing academic achievement. We should look to the long term goals and the strategies/tactics to achieve these goals and use our Covid experience to identify potential tools and programs that worked - adding them to our toolkit.

In the end, it is about Every Child - Every Day. Our goal is to provide the needed education for each child and in a way that moves their education forward on each and every day. By differentiating the instruction in this manner, we can move to address the individual issues that are standing in the way of each child's achievement.
We will need to continue to listen not only the parents, but the other community members that are part of the overall support plan. Childcare and after school providers are a huge part of the continued education of a student throughout the day. We also have to recognize that there are different levels of support within the students family and support circle. Some students have excellent support from well educated parents and some have little to no support available right now. Now that we are aware of those differences, we can work with community partners to address them.
The impacts vary from program to program will have to be addressed as such. We would have had to shutdown food service and transportation programs if we had not come up with a creative use of busses to deliver food. Both programs have workers that would have otherwise been laid off for lack of work. Recognizing the quality of our staff and the difficulty in training and keeping them, we found a solution that helps us in the long view.

Our district was already (nearly) at 1:1 student to Chromebook prior to the shutdown and was able to procure additional Chromebooks from the technology budget and from federal Covid money to finish that initiative. The bigger issue was internet connectivity outside of the schools. Our teachers had to come into the buildings to have high speed internet capable of teaching and many of our students had little to no internet connectivity at home.

Budget is always going to be an issue. The governor is proposing a cut right now. That is the problem!!
Si bien los educadores tienen razón en temer lo desconocido y la posibilidad de mayores brechas en el rendimiento cuando regresemos a las aulas, teníamos una serie de estrategias (antes de CoVid) que abordaban el rendimiento académico. Debemos mirar los objetivos a largo plazo y las estrategias / tácticas para lograr estos objetivos y utilizar nuestra experiencia Covid para identificar las herramientas y programas potenciales que funcionaron, agregándolos a nuestro kit de herramientas.

Al final, se trata de Todos los niños, todos los días. Nuestro objetivo es brindar la educación necesaria para cada niño y de una manera que haga avanzar su educación todos los días. Al diferenciar la instrucción de esta manera, podemos avanzar para abordar los problemas individuales que se interponen en el camino del logro de cada niño.
Tendremos que seguir escuchando no solo a los padres, sino también a los demás miembros de la comunidad que forman parte del plan de apoyo general. Los proveedores de cuidado infantil y después de la escuela son una gran parte de la educación continua de un estudiante durante todo el día. También debemos reconocer que existen diferentes niveles de apoyo dentro de la familia de los estudiantes y el círculo de apoyo. Algunos estudiantes cuentan con un excelente apoyo de padres bien educados y algunos tienen poco o ningún apoyo disponible en este momento. Ahora que somos conscientes de esas diferencias, podemos trabajar con socios comunitarios para abordarlas.
Los impactos varían de un programa a otro y deberán abordarse como tales. Habríamos tenido que cerrar el servicio de alimentos y los programas de transporte si no hubiéramos ideado un uso creativo de los autobuses para entregar alimentos. Ambos programas tienen trabajadores que de otro modo habrían sido despedidos por falta de trabajo. Reconociendo la calidad de nuestro personal y la dificultad para capacitarlos y mantenerlos, encontramos una solución que nos ayuda a largo plazo.

Nuestro distrito ya estaba (casi) en 1: 1 estudiante de Chromebook antes del cierre y pudo adquirir Chromebooks adicionales del presupuesto de tecnología y del dinero federal de Covid para terminar esa iniciativa. El mayor problema fue la conectividad a Internet fuera de las escuelas. Nuestros maestros tuvieron que ingresar a los edificios para tener Internet de alta velocidad capaz de enseñar y muchos de nuestros estudiantes tenían poca o ninguna conexión a Internet en casa.

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Campaign Phone (public) (541) 961-9610
Town Where You Live Zone 3
Your Experience/Qualificatons Manager/ Data Acquisition Program Manager (DAPM) National Weather Service: Retired. National Weather Service. LCSD after school program. Mathematica School Lunch Survey. USMC. BS Human Development and Family Sciences Oregon State University. MBA Willamette University.
County Lincoln
Term 4 years
There are only so many hours in a day. We can consider using online work during after school hours but that would increase the burden on both children and teachers. I've read dire predictions about a lost year and children being held back to catch up. As a child I would have been very, very discouraged. I watched my granddaughter throw her hands up in disgust, even tho she had a teacher at home helping her, and she's an honor role student. She finally quit Newport High and finished what she needed at OCCC. She is now in Corvallis waiting to start at OSU. So, what can we do? My only useful thought is to spend money and hire a lot more teachers and aides for at least a year to get children up to snuff. Of course there is one other thing...is everyone freaking out because of standardized testing? Well, we could get rid of that and a lot of folks would be happy. Many would say thats a good thing...let the local teachers and state officials evaluate. The corporate testers would hate it.
Those who end up on the LCSB would do well to remember that they volunteered to provide oversight on the LCSD AND to provide a conduit between their constituents and the LCSD. So even though the LCSB meets publicly once a month to discuss ongoing issues there is little time for the public to ask questions and have fruitful discussions with the board. Two minutes per person is obscene, especially during a crisis like the pandemic. So I believe that each session should last as long as it takes to answer these questions and to assuage any concerns the parents may have. Finally, each board member should make themselves available to their constituents during normal workin hours at least Monday thru Saturday. Sure, it's not a paid position but you did volunteer.
The loss of tax revenues, both local and state, have been catastrophic., Fortunately the latest Covid Relief act will provide money to each district and it appears to be based on the size of the district. What we do know is that each school district will be able to decide HOW to spend the money with one caveat...the Oregon Department of Education will have the final say. I believe that OUR spending priorities should be restricted to additional teachers, aides, infrastructure (upgrading HVAC systems, at least in the older school buildings) and anything else that will help the children catch up.
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Campaign Phone (public) (541) 530-1364
Town Where You Live South Beach
Your Experience/Qualificatons 1998-2004; UPS air freight facility 1999-2004 training supervisor. 2008-2010 Barrett Business Service re-fueler at Newport Municipal Airport. 2010 -2013; airport operations specialist;2013-2016 Airport Operations manager; 2016-present Airport Director. 2011- present; City of Newport Safety Committee; 2017- present; City of Newport Saftey Committee Chair;2012-present; Oregon Airport Managers Association; 2019 secretary; 2020 - present; 2nd Vice President.
County Lincoln
Term 2021-2025
I would support the District in continuing with their implementation of just in time learning and in their summer school program to fill student learning gaps. I would advocate for working with community partners to help increase and enhance after school programs. I would also work to increasing tutoring availability and provide resources to increase literacy skills in the home and help families to feel that they are powerful partners in their child's education. Finally, I would consider adjusting the school year calendar to allow more one on one time between students in need and educational staff.
Communication with parents is a key in student learning. For me, as a parent of a Lincoln County School District student, it is sometimes over whelming with information being sent home. I support a more streamline approach and uniform message. Making sure the information is consistently the same and sent out on a schedule that best supports parents and in the platform that parents choose to receive information. I would advocate for more parent nights around the topic of what is happening in schools and how parents can be better involved to support their child's education. These parent's nights could be an opportunity to better equip parents through learning and understanding secessions on technology, classroom subjects their child is working on, volunteer opportunities, and community resources available to families.
Student attendance and enrollment is a direct relation with school budget. With COVID; school attendance and enrollment numbers are down, and the district as had to shift more funding to technology for supporting student's online learning. Through the Federal COVID relief fund, schools have been able to make up some funding lost to attendance and enrollment numbers being down. I would encourage the superintendent to identify potential budget challenges over the next several years and how to best address them. Encourage seeking grants that can help fund areas in need, and working with local partners and get more parent volunteers to help out in class rooms.
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