Q. What three priorities would you like to accomplish in your term that aren’t being done right now? (Please answer in 150 words or fewer)
- We have to get the budget under control. Year after year we see the budget grow, even as the number of students decrease. I would like to see zero based budgeting approach and a careful examination of contracts for teachers and others, the biggest expense in the budget.
- I would try to get the newly gained experience in distance learning applied when classes start again, especially in middle and high school, to offer our students access to subjects they can’t currently take in foreign languages and others. This will require negotiations with the unions.
- I will advocate options for students besides college such as vocational education, military careers, and dual enrollment programs. For college bound students offer early graduation at end of first semester in the senior year to give them a head start. It is also easier to get college admission in the Spring semester.