A MESSAGE

When beginning this campaign, I never would’ve predicted the current crisis in which we are living through. The way in which we go about our lives has completely changed and it has become clear to me that next year, and my prospective term, will be about rebuilding. Though we may not get to implement all the changes we had hoped to, that energy to improve our school system is still there. And will be there as we work to eradicate the inequities present in our county that have been exacerbated by this pandemic. Regardless of the shift in my priorities for next year, I will still maintain my promise of fighting for a better education for the students of our county. 

POLICY

  • Ensuring that new school constructions prioritize environmental standards and inserting refillable water fountains in all middle and high schools 

  • Increased accessibility for students with disabilities in all school buildings (such as adding wheelchair ramps to schools that are still missing it)

  • Push for quicker maintenance of school facilities through a digital facilities report system

  • Extending Media Center hours for students who may not have access to wifi at home and students with after school activities that end late

  • Modify safety drills to better replicate real-life situations and better prepare students for emergencies 

  • Introduction of a study hall class/period that students can take during the school day  

  • Increase the types of county-based media used to teach students (videos, music, live performances, experimentation, etc.) to accommodate the different learning styles of students

  • Reduce the number of testing that students have to do by increasing project-based assessments

  • Launch an Academies Program at high schools to promote life skills classes like quantitative literacy, fashion design, and media production. 

  • Modify the author list for literature classes to include authors from all areas of the world and different backgrounds

  • Increase the number of elective classes available to middle school students

  • Provide students the chance to evaluate their teachers and their teaching methods 

  • Give students the opportunity to give input on school lunch menu options

    • Advocate for more plant-based options through this process​

  • Enhanced cultural awareness & competency training as a requirement for all teachers

  • Give students the chance to suggest reading materials and give input on the curriculum

  • Inclusion of feminine hygiene products in school bathrooms that are available at no cost for students

  • Increase the number of schools that contain mental-health orientated spaces and designated school psychologists

  • The rollout of a chrome book for every secondary student to use throughout the year (in and out of the classroom)

  • Implement county-based SAT & prep courses to aid students as they prepare for these standardized tests

  • Expand seats in the ACES program (a program that supports students through getting their high school diploma and applying for college), making it more proportional to school population size 

  • Provide students with online access to digital textbooks and the lessons they learned during the school day

  • Ensure that the public has access to major findings of the boundary analysis and that decisions made surrounding the analysis are transparent

    • Increase participation from all sta​keholders involved in decisions regarding the boundary study

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