Name: Francie Campbell Age: 34
Address: 305 E. First
What are the top three issues facing the Tonganoxie school district, and how would you address them, if elected?
Our budget is one of our biggest issues in our school district. We need to research all avenues before deciding on tax increases.
Student enrollment also is important. But I feel with all of the new building, it will increase. It will also help our revenue. But it also raises the next concern.
We are running out of room now and we are going to have to increase the size of our existing schools, not to mention build a new one.
How do you believe the school district should address increased pressures on its budget?
We need to get out and pound the pavement to get people to send in those letters to our government to get the funding we need.
What, if anything, should the district do to increase enrollment in local schools?
I feel that with the new building coming in, it will increase. I also feel we need to let surrounding areas (with potential homebuyers) know what a great academic and athletic department we have, not to mention the town itself.
Do you favor any curriculum changes in local schools?
I feel on the curriculum that we should always have an open mind and be willing to set goals for the staff and students. I feel our school board and teaching staff want the same thing. That's why we had the curriculum audit.
What changes do you envision in the district's facilities in the next few years?
I would like to see the aesthetics of the elementary school improve, not to mention the parking is a real problem. I would also like to see the ninth-grade class be in one particular school building.
The bottom line is to make sure we do what is best for students. And if elected, I will place any and all votes on how the majority of our community feels. I want to be that kind of voice for Tonganoxie school district.
I am very proud to be a part of this community.
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