Keith Giles

District: Lancaster School Trustee Area 1
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.

I was able to take band as an elementary student. I was able to learn music and enjoyed the whole experience!

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?

I think if we are able to incorporate the arts into our programs it will help students in many areas!

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?

I feel that board members must advocate for students to have access to a broad range of study.
This can be funding the arts even when funds are not great!

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?

We must sit down with all of the stakeholders and have discussions about how the arts can play a role in helping are students' achievement!