Tomorrow night should be a doozy of a meeting at the School Board. There are nine applications for Solana Hennberry’s seat. Only one person who ran for school board in the last election has applied.
Here’s sort of a brief nutshell of each of the candidates with their full applications attached. The question that I found most important was the question of equity vs. equality. Because, as a District, we’re not doing that very well despite the lip service given to equity, but that’s another post for another day.
The applications in no particular order. All in all this is a strong batch of candidates.
- Background in education, worked at Paden. Highlighted equity issues as the most critical issue facing AUSD. Equity answer:
- Highly involved in AUSD issues and work groups for many years. Says that funding issues are the more critical issue facing AUSD. Equity answer:
- Background in public education. Says that the budget is most critical issue and teacher retention is secondary. Equity answer:
- Real estate lawyer, claims negotiation skills as strongest skill. Says most critical issue is federal level school choice (hopes CA will go in different direction). Equity answer:
- Civil lawyer, attended Alameda schools. Says most critical issue is lack of funding and how to serve changing demographic. Equity answer:
- Heavily involved in AUSD issues and work groups. Says most critical issue is federal stance on weakening public education. Equity answer:
- Background in education. Says most critical issue is elimination at the federal level of funding and policy changes. Equity answer:
- Background in private school education. Says most critical issue is how housing growth will affect schools. Equity answer:
- Background in public education. Says most critical issue teacher pay affecting teacher morale and retention. Equity answer: