Priorities: Time for change
Academic excellence is more than taking AP classes and earning high grades; It means helping to develop an individuals' capacities and skills to their fullest potential. I am confident that our teachers and students can achieve this.
We understandably decreased standards during COVID, and it is time to return to pre-COVID expectations. Pass fail grading must end. It gives the impression that students only need to do the bare minimum to pass. It eliminates accountability. It also reduces the incentives to work harder to achieve something better. Student success is directly related to the expectations set forth from parents and teachers. It is also vague that the student has no clear direction or understanding of where s/he stands academically.
Curriculum transparency needs to happen.
Exploring alternative learning paths for students
To provide our children with an excellent education, we must first begin with supporting our teachers. We have many highly qualified teachers throughout the district, but what we don't have is an environment conducive to retaining and attracting them here. Supporting our teachers is a necessity when providing our students a strong education and a nurturing environment.
Ethical and responsible decision making
Efficient budget and allocation
Student and staff retention
Ensure public school funds are spent in the classroom and not on non-instructional overhead.