Arturo D. Frazier
District: Compton USD
Position Seeking: Governing Board Member
Question 1: Please share a meaningful experience you had with art (visual, dance, drama, music, media arts) while growing up.
As a young child in the ministry I began playing the drum set at our local church at the age of 8. I also performed in many Christmas and Easter plays. The most meaningful experience for me as a child was when I played Jesus Christ during our Resurrection Sunday play. This meaningful because of my interest at an early age in the story revolving around the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
Question 2: What kind of creative solutions would you suggest to support student outcomes such as English language development, closing the achievement gap, and preparation for college and/or meaningful careers?
Develop Afterschool Programs that Empower and Expose CUSD Gifted Talented Student
English Language development
Establish a English language writing lab with writing coaches and college interns who specialize in test taking and short essay writing
Closing the achievement gap
Establish focused tutorial programs for students whose tests scores reveal poor achievement in specific subjects or subject details
Preparation for college and meaningful careers
Establish partnerships with colleges programs by way of introducing college preparation curriculum along with college tours
Question 3: What do you think should be the role of the School Board in ensuring that students have access to a broad range of study?
The role of a School Board member in making sure students have a broad range of study is to be actively involved and have up-to-date information on curriculum developments nation-wide. Board members should regularly attend seminars, conferences and workshops that revolve around giving our students exposure to every field of human endeavor and the academic paths to prepare them adequately upon reaching destination.
Question 4: In light of the Local Control Funding Formula and development of district Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAPs), what are your creative solutions for achieving goals in the eight priority areas?
One of the creative solutions that I would propose is to evaluate each area of the LCFF and LCAP by using the S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats) Analysis business model as measuring tool of effectiveness as it relates to achieving our state and federal mandates and requirements for overall academic achievement. I would recommend that the Board of Trustees through the Superintendent of Schools use this formula bi-annually for checks and balances as it relates to accomplishing our goals and fulfilling the overall vision of the Compton Unified School District.