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Glide School District #12 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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    Jeffery Brown
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  • Kara Weber
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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 Address 147 Lee Ave
Glide, Or 97443
Web Site (leave blank if not applicable) http://www.brownforglide.com
Town Where You Live Glide, Oregon
Your Experience/Qualificatons I have diverse experience in committee involvement, from managing committees to serving on them. Some of the highest functioning committees I have led or been involved with achieved success by understanding that the diversity of their experience and opinions was a strength in developing solutions that could be supported by the majority. I have also worked with numerous teams to create and implement effective policies throughout my professional career and my personal businesses.
County Douglas
Not every child embraces academic challenges or has the self-discipline to be successful with remote learning. However, school’s have the obligation to teach our kids the skills to be successful and not teach down to the lowest common denominator. I believe the best approach to this complex issue is to increase focus on Career and Technical Education. There is a shortage a great paying skilled trades opportunities throughout our nation. By promoting skilled trades and career pathways, opportunities for success are less tied to academic achievement. By not lowering our academic standards, students who desire a college pathway to success will be better prepared to embrace the academic challenges of higher education. We can increase our kids opportunities for a better future with increased CTE curriculum, enhance exposure to career opportunities, developing educational and job partnerships with local industries, and partnering with apprenticeship training centers.
The pandemic proved to be unprecedented with no past practices to help guide school boards in keeping our kids, teachers, staff, parents, and community safe. The political polarization surrounding the pandemic increased the resistance to policies aimed at keeping our kids safe. School boards must be better at presenting the reasons decisions are made and just the decision. Many parents don't understand the business complexities of schools obligation to maintain insurance policies, CBA’s, ORS’s, OAR’s, and federal guidelines. While they may not agree with a decision, they need to understand it was the best decision the board could make when all the challenges sere weighed. Through this process, school administration needs to engage with the parents to ensure they can quickly and easily obtain information related to their concerns and provide a constructive way for them to provide feedback.
Great school are built by creative thinking and community involvement. Local partnerships should be created that support the sharing of resources, sponsorship of classes, and enhancement of curriculum. Additionally, concentrated effort to lobby of these partnership in seeking CTE Revitalization Grants and other funding to develop sustainable Career and Technical Education programs.
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