Q&A: FW school board candidates share views/Question 2

Ed Barney:

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.

Stephen Percival:

The board’s 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 board’s 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.

Karla Dyer:

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.

Lonnie Acree:

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 board’s 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.

Don Putman:

To make certain that a quality education is available to every student. This should be our guiding factor in all our decisions.

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