It is my mission to build our community by working directly with our families to promote Career Technical Education, College and Career Readiness, and working with the parents to build a bridge to our future. It is imperative that our children have the proper tools for their future in life.
What do you think are the top three issues affecting our children and families and how do you propose to address them?
Housing Education Family Values It is my goal to address the issues with Education and work to offer Career Technical Education for those not attending a college career after graduation. It is vital that our young adults learn a way in life. I plan to work for proposing alternative living accommodations for the underprivileged and the elderly.
How will the priorities you addressed in the first question be reflected in the way that you approach the budget process?
I think we can offer many programs that will be cost effective and not affect our budget.
What steps will you take to address the high cost and lack of availability of quality child care and preschool programs in our communities, especially for low-income children and English language learners?
I believe there are alternative arrangements that can be offered to the community for child care. The current process is broken and must be addressed to assist all who are in the working community. It is so expensive to survive that both parents in many cases must work to live in our community. We can utilize current facilities and offer a real inexpensive program with volunteers assisting.
What steps will you take to improve inclusion and outcomes for children with special needs or with disabilities?
I will work to promote all programs for disabled and those afflicted with injuries. There are many programs we can institute as a community and again work toward volunteers to assist with the betterment of their physical needs. This would include exercise and other programs that are not being offered.
Much of the student achievement gap has been linked to the "opportunity gap" that low-income children and children of color experience, including lack of access to healthy food, preschool, tutors and enrichment activities. If elected, what steps will you take to address this issue?
Student achievement can be changed with a program that reaches out to the parent or parents and have weekly or bi-weekly meetings to bring them in as an owner to the program. We have removed the parent and required the teacher to take ownership, it clearly does not work.