As a State School Board candidate the slogan of local control is extremely popular and often used. And for the record I am absolutely for local control. I believe that issues of governance and administration of schools are best accomplished at the level closest to the people.
Studies suggest that when a community has a connection to the neighborhood school, and a sense of pride in the school exists within the community, that teachers are more effective and student learning improves.
The autonomy created by local control is important to building bridges between the school and the community. These connections will result in the civic pride and economic support that is vital to a community based school system..
As a member of the State School Board I would focus on the feedback from local elected school boards specifically and in general all stakeholders. For example, I would absolutely never take a stance intended to bypass the elected members of the local Davis and Weber School District school boards of education. My job as a member of the school board would be to advocate to the legislature on behalf of increased funding (WPU - Weighted Pupil Unit). This would then allow school boards to meet the goals of their strategic plan.
In addition to local control being better for teaching and learning, local control also means trusting in the leadership and vision of local school board members because they are closest to the people.
Therefore, I commit to connecting with education stakeholders, such as the local Weber and Davis school district boards of education.
A vote for me, is a vote for true local control of Education!
Posted on 01 Jun 2020, 24:19 - Category: Political Viewpoints