The district should support high-quality public schools in every neighborhood, regardless of whether theschool is managed by the district or is public charter school.NeutralStrongly AgreeStrongly Agree
The district must have more funding to improve academic achievement.AgreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree
The district must find a way for funds to go directly to schools.Strongly AgreeAgreeStrongly Agree
The district's finance system needs to be redesigned so that 70% or more of funding follows students totheir public school or program of choice.AgreeAgreeAgree
Funding for schools should be weighted to particular needs such as poverty.NeutralAgreeDisagree
Spending should be more transparent and have "return on investment" measures so that we all have aclearer understanding of where taxpayer money is spent and what brings the biggest return on publiceducation investments.AgreeAgreeStrongly Agree
Negotiations with all associations (unions) should be held in the open.AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeEach candidate was asked to answer addition questions. See below.
School Board Candidate Name: Donna Downey
Please rank what you believe are the most important areas of concentration for the district to raisestudent achievement. AFP is listing their top 3.
1. Quality curriculum2. Quality teachers3. Meeting high standards
Please rank what you believe are the most important priorities for K-12 education in this district. AFP islisting their top 3.
1. Increase K-12 Funding2. Increase on-line education options and other learning technology3. Provide better support for teachers
What do you believe is the most important role a school board member should play in ensuring allstudents in the district receive the education they need and deserve?
I believe that there should be no child left behind. We must make sure that our children have updatedtechnology to help improve educational skills. To make sure teachers are not taxed with so manystudents, and to be able to give our children the highest quality of teaching.
If you have children who do or did attend schools in the district please list those schools. Please print ortype your response.
Shawsheen Elementary, Heath Middle School