ENSURE MORE STUDENTS GET TO CHOOSE COLLEGE.
Our school district’s most important responsibility is to ensure more students are prepared to thrive in the college, career and life path of their choice. In order to do so, we must retain and recruit highly-effective staff at all schools, improve student achievement – particularly in math – and ensure all students have the social-emotional skills required to navigate their future.
PRIORITIZE STUDENT SAFETY.
So that students can focus on learning, the adults must prioritize student safety and school climate. We must increase school-based social and emotional supports, clarify the role of policing and discipline, and with today’s fentanyl crisis, we must also educate students on the impacts of drugs on themselves, their families and the community.
MAKE SURE ALL BUDGET DECISIONS ARE STUDENT-CENTERED.
To sustain crucial educational programs, we must make sure all budget decisions are student-centered. With the ending of the COVID relief dollars, we have to prepare for decreases in state and federal funding, prioritize limited resources for our highest-need students and schools, and champion a new bond measure to bring additional funding to our schools.