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Larimer - Thompson R2 -J

Larimer - Thompson R2 -J

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Larimer - Thompson R2 -J
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Candidates running for Thompson Valley School Board
Jeff Berg (Declined to complete questionnaire)Rocci BryanBryce CarlsonKathleen HatanakaCarl LangnerGerald Lauer (Declined to complete questionnaire)Janice Marchman (Declined to complete questionnaire)Donna RiceLori Ward (Declined to complete questionnaire)
Color Coded Answer KeyStrongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly AgreeQuestions BryanCarlsonHatanakaLangnerRice
1
The districts reform efforts at present are not on pace to meet the needs of all of the students.AgreeAgreeNeutralStrongly AgreeAgree
2
The district is moving in the right direction with the districts current leadership.NeutralDisagreeAgreeStrongly DisagreeStrongly Disagree
3
Too many students are not graduating with the skills they need to be successful.Strongly AgreeStrongly AgreeAgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agree
4
In determining teacher employment, student achievement (growth test scores, college and career prep)should play a significant factor (roughly 50%).Strongly AgreeStrongly AgreeAgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agree
5
In determining teacher pay, student achievement (growth test scores, college and career prep) shouldplay a significant factor (roughly 50%).Strongly AgreeStrongly AgreeAgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agree
6
Teacher pay should be based primarily upon years of experience and educational attainment.Strongly DisagreeStrongly DisagreeDisagreeStrongly DisagreeStrongly Disagree
7
The district needs more focus on measuring effectiveness of programs and spreading best practices.Strongly AgreeStrongly AgreeAgreeStrongly AgreeAgree
8
The district results should be compared to results from districts around the world to assure ourstudents can compete in the global market.Strongly AgreeAgreeAgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agree
9
Turnaround interventions for struggling schools as well as the creation/establishment of charters andother new schools are BOTH important strategies to improving student success.Strongly AgreeStrongly AgreeAgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agree
10
Charter schools should receive bond and mill levy funding equal to other public schools (includingfunding for facilities).Strongly AgreeAgreeNeutralStrongly AgreeStrongly Agree
11
The district should welcome and assist high-quality charter schools which include allowing high - qualitycharters to operate in one of the districts recently closed facilities, or to co-locate in one of itsunderutilized facilities even if it means nearby schools might lose enrollment.Strongly AgreeStrongly AgreeAgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agree
 
12
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.DisagreeStrongly AgreeAgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agree
13
The district must have more funding to improve academic achievement.DisagreeDisagreeDisagreeStrongly DisagreeStrongly Disagree
14
The district must find a way for funds to go directly to schools.DisagreeStrongly AgreeAgreeStrongly AgreeAgree
15
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.NeutralNeutralAgreeStrongly AgreeAgree
16
Funding for schools should be weighted to particular needs such as poverty.DisagreeStrongly DisagreeAgreeStrongly DisagreeDisagree
17
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.Strongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly Agree
18
Negotiations with all associations (unions) should be held in the open.Strongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeStrongly AgreeEach candidate was asked to answer addition questions. See below.
School Board Candidate Name: Rocci Bryan
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. District ensuring schools are accountable for performance2. Effective literacy and math programs3. Quality teachers
Please rank what you believe are the most important priorities for K-12 education in this district. AFP islisting their top 3.
1. Reward and hold educators responsible for student results2. Redesign teacher evaluation and pay to retain the most effective teachers3. Revise collective bargaining agreements so that principals have more authority to hire and fire
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?
Teachers should be held accountable for students achievements, however we must also get parentsinvolved with the kids as well. School board must get parents more involved in students education to helpteachers communicate better with students and parents. School boards need to listen more to theparents to achieve this goal.
If you have children who do or did attend schools in the district please list those schools. Please print ortype your response.
 
One step son who went to Sarah Milner, Garfield, Walt Clark and Thompson Valley High School.
Do you support the nearly one billion dollar tax increase on the ballot this year? Why or why not?
No.
 
Were you endorsed by the union?
No.
School Board Candidate Name: Bryce Carlson
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 teachers2. District ensuring schools are accountable for performance3. Quality curriculum
Please rank what you believe are the most important priorities for K-12 education in this district. AFP islisting their top 3.
1. Redesign teacher evaluation and pay to retain the most effective teachers2. Increase the level of accountability and intervention for low-performing schools3. Ensure that the high school degree is aligned with college readiness
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?
The most important thing a school board member can do is set policies and procedures to ensure thesuccess of the students in the district, and then hold the district accountable for the results.
If you have children who do or did attend schools in the district please list those schools. Please print ortype your response.
No.
Do you support the nearly one billion dollar tax increase on the ballot this year? Why or why not?

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