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Candidate for Abington Board of School Directors
Download & print PDF with an overview of all candidates, individual responses and questions to be asked at the Forum on October 27, 2011. RMCA and our co-hosts are pleased to provide this candidate an opportunity to present qualifications and priorities. These are the opinions of the candidate and RMCA does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy of the content or typographic errors:
In your view, what function does the Board of School Directors provide in the School District?
The Board is to oversee the activities and policies of the District. To be aware of plans – review them – and above all render support..
What role do you envision for yourself on the Board of School Directors? What experience do you bring to the position and what do you want to accomplish?
My role is to be aware of the goals and issues of the District. To be available to discuss and answer questions and concerns by parents and Abington community.
My experience is:
- Two terms on the Abington School Board
- BA Psych. Radcliffe
- M.Ed. Temple University
- Substitute Teacher: Rydal Brook 1963
- Teacher: Lower Moreland 1964 – 1968
- Hatboro-Horsham 1968 – 1973
- Montgomery County I.U. 1973 – 1979
- Work Experience Coordinator – MCIU 1979 – 1986
- Supervisor Vocational Services – MCIU 1986 – 1993
- Supervisor of Special Education – Upper Dublin S.D. 1993 – 2000
- Educational Consultant – Upper Dublin S.D. 2009 – 2011
- Board Member: MCIU, Ass. Adults with Dev. Disabilities, Montgomery County BH/DD Board, Transnet
The School District has a budget of $130 million. What are your funding priorities over the next four years?
Ensure that all students have opportunity to maximize their skills, funding for new programs ( our new Chinese language courses), availing our district of all grant opportunities, adequate Fund Balance, keep taxes low and maintain excellent staff.
RMCA is co-hosting the Forum with the Abington Cheltenham Jenkintown League of Women Voters and Abington Parent Council (PTA & PTOs).
References and Links
Strategic Plan Mid-point Review
2011 Budget Summary
Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators White Paper
Memo on Rights and Responsibility of Students
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