District: Duarte 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.
I grow up in Pasadena Unified school district we had so many school activites when I was a child we had Art Fairs and everyone submitted a drawing,painting clay sculpture and displayed them in beautiful display cases we had tap dancing and folk dancing plays and musicals if you didn’t have a natural nack for the Arts the teachers would find your talent in something and let you bring it out Everyone participated and you really felt good about yourself and others Now days there seems to be no money in the school budgets for the Arts
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?
College prep classes not as an elective but as a general school course bring back auto shop and home mechanics and typing and other skills that helped us achieve our career goals. Sometimes college is not for everyone.
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 school board must collaborate and build a partnership with the City and its council to come to the tables and plan out the future of our youth and invest in them for a life time of returns
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 go through all the plans with a fine tooth comb and figure out a why that the plans can work for our benefit to perform better and creative ways to deliver top level education and put those who govern the polices and governs the money.