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Q&A: FW school board candidates share views/Question 2
To provide quality educational opportunities for all students equally, with access to a safe learning and teaching environment for all, students, parents, teachers and administrators.
The boards most important mission is to have all students graduate from high school with the abilities to be productive contributing citizens of our community and world.
Scott G. Best:
The boards most important mission is to develop policies to let individual teachers assess each student. Anytime a student does not meet grade-level expectations parents need to be informed that their child is failing and will not advance without improvement. District procedures need to be defined how a failing student will succeed, and the district needs to provide, through staff and/or volunteers, academic help after school and in the evenings at some or all schools.
Charles R. Hoff:
The establishment of success-oriented leadership policies and standards that create access and support systems for ALL students to achieve their highest level of academic and personal success.
The board sets policy and direction for the district to provide academic skills and knowledge for a well-rounded education.
Earl Van Dorien Jr.:
The most important, and in fact, only, mission of the School Board, is to direct the district administration, via the Superintendent, to provide ALL students in Federal Way with a quality education. An education that will enable our kids to be productive in their community, in whatever vocation they choose. With a comprehensive and balanced education, our kids can successfully be the next generation of leaders for this nation, achieving their own American Dream.
To see that all students enrolled receive the best education possible. To ensure a safe environment where learning is fun and the highest level of academic achievement can be realized.
William A. May:
The school boards role is to provide the school district administration with a clear and concise operational guideline. The school board is the organization that sets the expectation of target outcomes much like a board of directors of any corporation. The board does not involve itself with the exacting details; it provides an operational framework. This framework will be used to develop the details at the campus level.
To make certain that a quality education is available to every student. This should be our guiding factor in all our decisions.