each comment to let us know of abusive posts. The lack of respect and value for our educational staff is apparent and clearly depicted in the salary scale. Durham County Board of Elections. Republican Candidates for Office. Local Candidates; Click on each candidate for more information. Additionally a sound basic education shall also provide sufficient knowledge of geography, history, and economic and political systems to enable the student to make informed choices with regard to issues that affect the student personally or affect the student’s community, state, and nation. “My question to them is, what’s the root cause of the relationship being fractured? Merwyn K. Smith, Bruce E. Hill and Les Lipford are vying for the at-large seat. Most people know me from either the Sheriff’s Office or the Lincolnton Police Department. Two individuals are campaigning for the District 1 seat on the Lincoln County Schools Board of Education. The current Apple technology has cost the district and the people of Craven County over 5.4 million dollars and does not reflect the technology most widely used in business and industry. We should strive to make them want to come to school the next day--want to do well--we should HELP THEM SEE THEIR FUTURE. Johnston County Republican Party. Previous to this, Heavner admits to never being into politics because she’s been focusing on her family and business. The newcomers who would like to represent the Waynesville District include Andy Hall, Danya Vanhook and Logan Nesbitt. Myra Heavner comes to the election with a strong background in business in Lincoln County. 3211 Delmonte Drive Greensboro, NC 27406 Phone: 336-580-4655 Email: bellamysmall@gcsnc.com District 1 Schools: Allen Middle, Andrews High, Fairview Elementary, Frazier Elementary, Greene Education Center, Haynes-Inman Education Center, Jamestown Middle, Kirkman Park Elementary, The Middle College at GTCC-High Point, The Middle College … (1) Five years ago, only 60% of our schools met or exceeded NC accountability measures for growth; now 75% meet or exceed growth. “I think members of the two boards should get in the neighborhoods and speak to the communities to find out what the needs are,” she said. I believe the we have started depending on IPADS and programs purchased for IPADS for too much of the instruction given to the kids. She’s a member of the rotary, serves as a parent representative for the Every Student Succeeds Act, she’s been a parent representative for Title 1, volunteered in the schools and her church. The two have very different perspectives, visions, and ideas. Share with Us. Is there anything going right in Craven County Schools? Be Nice. He also has numerous family members who are teachers or teacher’s assistants. Incumbent Jeff Ramsey faces challenges from Alan Routhier, Teresa MacFarlane, Alecia Roberts and Chéz Adams. Pat Sykes and Bill Flythe are the District 3 candidates for the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners. In addition, if he’s elected, he wants to be a liaison between the school board, the schools and law enforcement. Every day my job is to mitigate problems and come up with solutions. Based on a report from WestEd, a sound basic education is one that will provide students with sufficient ability to read, write, and speak the English language and a sufficient knowledge of fundamental mathematics and physical science to enable the student to function in a complex and rapidly changing society. We must comb through every budget line item to determine if funds can be better spent for teaching our children. North Carolina's 1st congressional district consists of counties that border Virginia, and extending southward into several counties of the Inner Banks and Research Triangle regions. Tina Maybee, Kelli S. Muse, Dennis J. Sawyer, Glenn A. Fink and Francis Marion Altmann III have filed for District 5. Our school system has declined in performance over the last three years. Her husband is a business owner in the county as well. I feel the school system should be a FAMILY and that if you do not have buy in from the staff and students, success will be very hard to achieve. “I think if we use the general rule of being transparent and hold each other and the superintendent accountable, no matter what the issue is, we can more easily make good decisions. 5. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, The influx of large numbers of students who are not proficient in English and therefore not ready to learn as well as native born children. Winds light and variable. Expanding the Congregations for Children (C4C) program to all faith based organizations could provide valuable resources to the process with a focus on at risk schools and students. Taking care of these kids and making them productive, life-long contributing citizens is the only agenda anyone should have for Lincoln County Schools.”. Lenoir County Board of Election District 3 and an at-large seat will have primaries. Register of Deeds. The judges ruled that the redrawn congressi… She’s a small business owner, a Republican, and a Brunswick County native. I would like to see this be a united board between the school board and the county commissioners where we could go out and see what the needs are. “Is that I truly care for Lincoln County and I care about the students. Editor’s note: Candidates were sent the following questions by The Sun Journal in advance of the March 3 primary election. The winner in District 1, along with the winners … “I don’t always take the most popular or easiest road, but I will be consistent and do what’s right for the kids and be an advocate for the school system.”. Propst said that his experience that would be necessary for being a member of the board comes from common sense. This fall, 12 people will seek election to the McDowell County Board of Education. You have permission to edit this article. Abundant sunshine. Board of Education District 5. email: brad_george@pender.k12.nc.us She has a son in Lincoln County Schools. They need some serious work and I feel this needs to be addressed as it is a big part of having a positive learning environment. Teacher turnover in the district is 17% but does not reflect the numerous non-teaching staff that have left the district because of working conditions. We must seek to understand the needs and concerns of our teachers. We'd love to hear eyewitness Education Bibb School Board District 1 candidates give their views on back to school plans. Voters will decide on the district 1 board … There has been a lot said about the test scores and how they have decreased. Kimberly Outlaw and Richard Bogan filed for District 3. Sorry, there are no recent results for popular commented articles. It covers many rural areas of northeastern North Carolina, among the state's most economically poor, as well as outer exurbs of urbanized Research Triangle. See the NC District 2 Congress 2020 candidates that are in the General Election. R. Alan Harrop, Stefanie A. 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I have so many teachers, staff and parents reach out about fears of retribution for standing up for their rights. They can not be fearful. Guess who also benefits from that improved relationship/interaction? We must ensure there is a focus on independent learning, especially in grade school. Communication is key and it should not be about politics. Historically we have marginalized this sector and as your board member and former vocational teacher and director, I will serve as a champion for vocational education. Home / Local News / Board of education candidates Q & A – District 5. Best way for voters to contact you: Cell Phone: 252-229-0076 Call or Text. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 160,986 residents. Name: R. Alan Harrop Our current board has a history of voting together for most initiatives without asking for results. All rights reserved. What is the biggest issue facing your municipality? The filing period for U.S. House candidates, set to open on December 2 and close on December 20, 2019, was temporarily delayed while a three-panel judge heard arguments on December 2, 2019. From a community perspective, she added, it’s important that we invest in education of our students to enter the work force. Cumberland County school board candidates face decision on classroom opening Candidates for the Cumberland County Board of Education face a decision on when classrooms should open to students. Tina Maybee, Kelli S. Muse, Dennis J. Sawyer, Glenn A. Fink and Francis Marion Altmann III have filed for District 5. Note: On November 20, 2019, a three-judge panel of North Carolina's state superior court issued an order delaying the congressional candidate filing periodfor the 2020 election cycle while the state's U.S. House district plan was reviewed. Our school system needs to stop its current direction and get back to the basics of supporting teachers instructionally to help our students succeed. Board of Commissioners District 4. email: Newton@pender-county.com Fred McCoy. Allowing teachers more flexibility in how they teach improves their job satisfaction and gets back to the reasons they became a teacher. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Local News | October 12, 2020. In District 1, board member Heather Scott is being challenged by Deborah Prickett for the Eastern Wake seat. This information must then be used to stabilize the teaching work force by reducing turnover. Throughout history vocational education has given students hands-on experience to prepare them for employment. I’ve heard from both commissioners and current board members there’s issues. For the staff to provide this environment for students they need to feel appreciated and respected. I can use that same tack with the board of commissioners and school board.”. I don’t know if it’s common knowledge. (2) Since 2015, MCS’ graduation rate improved to 93.5% – which is now the highest graduation rate in … Because of being a business owner built on win-win outcomes, one of Heavner said that one of her strengths would be to help repair and maintain the relationship between the board of education and the Lincoln County Commissioners because she believes it should be a strong one. For clarity I will use the term vocational education. Best way for voters to contact you: email: tkmaybee@yahoo.com or FB: Nurse Tina Maybee for Board of Education District 5 or 252-259-9613. District 2, with two candidates, covers Shallotte, Supply and Holden Beach. What is the biggest issue facing your municipality? Winds light and variable.. Clear skies. The two candidates running for State Board of Education, District 1, are Tim Hughes, who works for an education non-profit, and Angelo Casino, a middle school teacher at a local charter school. Digital access or digital and print delivery. This is what I have referred to in my campaign platform as elevating the essentials for students. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. HAMLET — The Richmond County Board of Education has three open seats, which means two candidates won’t make it past Tuesday’s primary election. What is the biggest issue facing your municipality? So many expectations and requirements continue to be dumped on the school system and teachers in the classroom. We need to hold people accountable and when they succeed, we need to celebrate that.”, A long-term capital improvement plan is something that Propst thinks should be worked on. She was elected in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018. The Board will need to make some hard decisions due to the amount that needs to be done and the high costs. Being a career law enforcement officer, this is a way that I can serve the public. “Now I feel like at this time in my life that it’s time to give back and pay it forward. School Board District Map 2019 (1) It appears you don't have a PDF plugin for this browser. There are many vocational opportunities available that do not require a four year college degree consequently more vocational training opportunities should be provided. “As an employer, we need students that are trained and can go to work out of high school,” she said. To view our latest e-Edition click the image on the left. person will not be tolerated. Again, with reference to her business experience, Heavner knows that you can’t always win and sometimes you have to agree to disagree. Represents District 4 (Cullowhee, Caney Fork, River, and Canada) 757 Cane Creek Road Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 293-3463 alarge@jcpsmail.org. accounts, the history behind an article. Five candidates are vying for a single at large seat on the Gaston County Board of Education. Best way for voters to contact you: 252-532-6971. My humble opinion is that we have put that famous cart before the horse. We have increased in the number of "D" graded schools from two in 2016 to six in 2019. Don't knowingly lie about anyone And organizers of a planned candidates forum are asking the public to … Molyett, 33, and Delmont-Small, 56, were the only two candidates who ran in District 1 and a primary was not necessary. Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. As a business owner, Heavner said that she realizes that businesses need schools because good schools draw businesses. “Most disagreements are over money and as long as the school board can provide the commissioners with transparent discussion over needs and where money’s going, then there’s no reason why other than a plague or a drastic reduction in county funds, they shouldn’t be able to approve a budget or work through any issues on a budget,” he said. “What I want to do is to focus on all of the children and make sure that all children have the same opportunity to get a sound education.”. Board of education candidates Q & A – District 5. “The needs are different in different parts of the county. The company that Heavner owns, SEACORP works with Lincoln County Schools through internship programs. Pebbles Lindsay-Lucas is a candidate for the District 1 school board seat. I’m at an age in my life where I can devote time to other public service projects.”. We need to foster a positive school environment. Keep it Clean. We have overlooked the fact that there are both staff and students who are missing one or all of the basic needs ( these being: food, water, warmth, rest, safety, security, relationships, friends, and feeling of accomplishment) required to meet the last need which is self actualization or achieving ones full potential. I’m not sure everyone is on the same page of what the needs are in the county. Board of Commissioners District 5. email: McCoy@pender-county.com Sharon Willoughby. Board of Education District 3. email: don_hall@pender.k12.nc.us. Most teachers go into teaching because they love kids, love watching them grow, and love seeing the satisfaction in their eyes when they finally grasp a concept. Propst would also like to see more money come from the county on an annual basis to help fund band programs. racist or sexually-oriented language. Lastly, a sound basic education will prepare students to appreciate and value work equipping them with skills to be a productive worker, leader, and citizen. that is degrading to another person. Harry Cohen, a Democrat, is running for a seat on the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners in District 1.Cohen served for eight years on the Tampa City Council. Be Proactive. Our teachers are inundated with checking the boxes of numerous programs layered on top of their daily responsibilities. I will promote an aggressive teacher compensation plan to recruit and retain our educators, including our veteran teachers. “As a parent, I realize the difficulties of raising a child and going through the school system with a total family support system of friends, families, neighbors and church,” she said. I do not get the impression in talking with teachers that this is how they would like to run the classroom. We need to realize that we have very little if any control over the students lives once the school day is over--but we do have them for six hours. For the last 22 years I’ve been able to see the world through my experiences as the owner of an international logistic company. Her tenure on the board has gone uncontested until this year. New Bern Sun Journal ~ 3200 Wellons Blvd., New Bern, NC 28562 ~ Do Not Sell My Personal Information ~ Cookie Policy ~ Do Not Sell My Personal Information ~ Privacy Policy ~ Terms Of Service ~ Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. I believe that the biggest issue facing CCS today is the environment in the schools. Facebook The last issue I will bring up is the Facilities. Two individuals are campaigning for the District 1 seat on the Lincoln County Schools Board of Education. Being involved in international business has given me the opportunity to be open minded and accept and respect other cultures.”. 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