Thank you, Ossining for electing me to the Board for the 2023-2026 term!
Keeping in mind that being on the Ossining School Board is a volunteer role and that board members have busy outside lives, school board meetings should be an inviting, open forum for stakeholders - families, educators and the community at large. Having attended - and participated in - nearly every school board meeting over the past couple of years, I think there are opportunities to foster more engagement (with a side benefit to board members of more efficient meetings!)
I've studied other district's Board meetings and based on these observations, would offer two specific enhancements:
I'd also use my marketing and communications background, in close partnership with the district Communications Committee to streamline the district's overall communications efforts, taking into account our bilingual community. The goal here is to help families more fully understand what's going on in our schools.
And I'd also encourage using less jargon, more plain language and templatizing e-mails. This would help our busy teachers and staff.
If elected, I would focus on more engaging two-way communication, supporting families, teachers and staff by advocating for:
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