Reducing Class Sizes

Today, classes of 38-40 students are not uncommon in most secondary schools. Parents and grandparents of students in our school district know that smaller classroom sizes would mean more attention to the social and academic needs of the children they love. But in elementary, middle and high schools across the district, class sizes have not met state or the district’s own goals for more than 25 years.

As your next school board member I will fight for smaller class sizes, to ensure our students get the attention they deserve.

Bringing Everyone to the Table

One of Sara’s top priorities is to bring parents, teachers, business people, community members and public and non-profit service providers together to better serve our school district. As both a long-time teacher and Reading Specialist, Sara’s knowledge and experience will be complemented by the knowledge and experience the stakeholders bring. All of us, listening to each other and each playing our role, will be critical in our efforts to raise the achievement levels of all students, including second language learners and students with special needs.

Transparency and Accountability

Sara believes the community should have a strong voice in the decisions of our schools. She will commit to weekly office hours at accessible locations. She will ensure that all resources are inclusive for dual language speaking families. She will also ensure the budget is open and transparent, with ample time for feedback from the community before passage. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source.