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27 Apr 2021

Local Newspaper Interview

Here is the link to the Capital Journal. All candidates responded to the same four questions.

Five vie for two seats on the school board

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22 Apr 2021

Week 1: Goal #1- Accountability

Accountability- Holding students, teachers, administrators, and parents responsible for their actions.


The role of the school board is to develop and adopt policies, give guidance and direction to the Superintendent, set district goals, monitor progress, approve expenditures, adopt a budget, assess facility needs, and communicate with the community. If elected to the governing body of the Pierre School District by the people, I believe it is our role to hold individuals accountable. 


Merriam Webster defines accountability as "an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions.'' The focus here is not the negative side of accountability but what I see is the neutral side of the definition.


 If a student, parent, teacher, or administrator does something right then, they should "account" for their actions, and the board should recognize the accomplishment. Likewise, if someone does something wrong against the district's policy, the individual should "account" for their action, and the board should take appropriate action.


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15 Apr 2021

The Goal to ASSIST your student

I have developed my goals as a school board candidate. My slogan says "He will ASSIST your student achieve their best potential." I love acronyms because it is a way for one word to mean multiple things. ASSIST stands for: Accountability, Standards, Shape, Improvement, Support, and Technology. As a candidate I feel all six areas need to be addressed by the school board in order to meet the district's mission statement "To cooperatively inspire all students to achieve their potential". Nine weeks away from the election I want to dedicate each week to a discussion regarding each area. Please feel free to share these posts.
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