1.) I will be a Full Time Board Member, which will enable me to be communicative with all the schools, parents and community.
This will also allow me the time to prepare properly for all of the meetings and review all of the items on the agenda. This position should only be a Full Time position.
2.) The morale of the teachers is at an all time low, due to lack of respect from both the district and the students due to the non enforcement of our district's discipline policy. I will ensure the policy is followed and that the respect is returned to the classrooms. Indian River County's teachers are the heart of this district. My door will always be open to hear their concerns. We need to let the teachers actually teach, without teaching only to the test.
3.) The School Board has repeatedly failed to complete it's fiscal responsibilities. If you elect me to the the board, I promise to put an end to these failures.
4.) As your board member, I will work to achieve peace between the Charter Schools and our School District. I support our local charter schools, as they are outperforming our traditional schools.
5.) The Exceptional Student Education Department is understaffed and underfunded. As your board member I will make sure that the ESE Program has what it needs to supply the growing ESE Student population the education they need for a bright future. All students deserve an equal education.
6.) The District and The School Board have wasted a tremendous amount of our taxpayer money by not complying with the Desegregation Order. We are 1 of 4 districts in Florida that is not in compliance. This needs to be fixed immediately.
7.) I have a 12 year old son who is in 6th grade. This, along with teaching 5th grade Math for 2 years, has kept me in touch with the everyday classroom activities.
8.) All of the Superintendent's personnel changes, will be carefully reviewed to ensure that they are in the best interest of our students.
9.) The disparity between the low performing schools and the high performing schools needs to be fixed. I will be focusing on closing the gap between them.
10.) I will open up the public input portion of the meetings to allow interaction between the board members and the speakers to include responses from the board members.
11.) We need to put an end to Common Core forever.
12.) Board Members need to be held accountable for the progress of our schools. We can achieve this by assigning each Board Member the schools in their district. This will give the schools and the community a specific Board Member for each school and thus ensuring accountability to the school district.
13.) I will stop Bullying in our schools, once and forever.
14.) The School Board voted to only have "ONE" meeting a month! I will move to have at least two, if not three meetings a month.
15.) SECURE OUR SCHOOLS AND PROTECT OUR CHILDREN!
16.) I will Scrutinize the Performance of the Superintendent.