Randall School Board forum 2014 coverage (VIDEO)

A forum for Randall School Board candidates was held Thursday evening at the school.

The forum was hosted by the school’s teachers and support staff. The election is April 1.

Running to fill two seats on the board are:

  • Jan Brockway, an incumbent.
  • Valerie Lass, an incumbent.
  • Jim O’Connell, a former board member.
  • Tracy Strother.

Questions for the candidates were solicited from the community by the forum’s organizers. The questions asked were narrowed from about 60 responses.

Here is video of each candidates opening remarks:

Here are the candidates addressing their experience with education issues (answering order – Strother, Brockway, Lass, O’Connell):

Here are the candidates addressing retention of teachers (answering order – Lass, O’Connell, Strother, Brockway):

Here are the candidates addressing district staffing vs. contracting for services, i.e. food service, janitorial etc. (answering order – Brockway, Lass, O’Connell, Strother):

Here are the candidates addressing their views on Common Core standards (answering order – Brockway, Lass, O’Connell, Strother):

Here are the candidates addressing whether there is a need to emphasize science, technology, engineering and mathematics education (answering order – Lass, O’Connell, Strother, Brockway):

Here are the candidates addressing the role of school board members in day-to-day school operations (answering order – O’Connell, Strother, Brockway, Lass):

Here are the candidates addressing communication techniques to properly inform the community (answering order – O’Connell, Strother, Brockway, Lass):

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