If you are elected to serve the citizens of Mecklenburg County on the School Board, how do you plan to utilize teachers, staff, administrators, students, and parents when areas of concern come before the School Board?
I strongly believe an independent ombudsman should be implemented immediately. All employees must feel safe to share their concerns. I also believe the School Board should be prepared to host public hearings on topics, similar to Congress, in order to publicly investigate issues with full transparency. I am a strong advocate of use of technology for surveying teachers and parents to obtain data.