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The counties included in the voters guide for the Nov. 5, 2019 elections are: Montgomery, Warren, Miami, Greene, Clark, Champaign, and Butler.

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Huber Heights School Board {_getChooseLabel(this.selections.length)}

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    Shannon Weldon

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What are the most important things new Superintendent Mario Basora should try to accomplish in his first year with the school district?

Did you support or oppose the nonrenewal of Wayne High School’s football coach/athletic director from those roles this year? Why?

Are there any areas where you believe the school district currently underspends, or overspends?

What’s one thing the school district has done a very good job of the past few years?

What’s one thing the school district has not done well enough the past few years?

Are there any subjects or topics not currently being taught (or not taught broadly enough) that you would like to see expanded?

What other changes could be made that you think would improve students’ academic performance?

Is the school district doing enough to ensure student safety? If not, what else should they be doing?

If you had to choose between increasing the number of regular teachers, to lower class size, or increasing the number of counselors/social workers/mental-health therapists/school resource officers to deal with non-academic issues, which would you choose?

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Experience Active volunteer in the community and with the schools. Have attended multiple School Board meetings as well as serving on past Levy Comittees.
Education Graduated from Wayne High School Attended Sinclair Community College
1) Mr. Basora has already mentioned at the last school board meeting his plan to hire a firm to help develop a strategic plan for the schools. Having a strategic plan is very important and his ability to share that plan and get the community not only interested but vested in that plan is extremely important. It’s difficult to say what should be “tried” during the first year, because outside of developing an actual plan, no one would know whether or not any changes would be successful. I know Mr. Basora has been active in the community and working at getting to know the staff and administration at all the buildings and I think that’s a very positive first step. Listening to the employees of the district and getting their feedback is priceless.
Mr Minton dedicated more than 2 decades to the students and families of this Community. I certainly feel the situation could have been handled in a more professional and ethical way. Continuing the discussion does nothing to move the Community forward. Hoping for anything less than success from the current AD and Head Coach would be a dis-service to both the students and community members.
2) I believe the school district under-spends on transportation in actually getting the students at the high school to school safely and on time. I also believe the school doesn’t spend the necessary amount of money to bring back important elective courses that are desperately needed to provide a more well-rounded education. Of course, more teachers would need to be hired to accomplish this and that does take approved funding.
This is really a twofold answer for the next question as well. The district has done a good job at saving money and creating a large cash carryover year to year which has put them in a good cash position, however by focusing on building the cash reserves many needs of the district have been neglected. More classes, more teachers, and more elective courses specifically. The district has also done a really good job with the CCP program. The high school program is one of the largest programs in the county offering several in-house college courses to the high school students.
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It would be wonderful if we could see more MVCTC satellite classes made available at Wayne High School which would open more opportunities for our students which wouldn’t come at a cost to the district. I believe the more real-world problem-solving classes need to be instituted to help students be more prepared for life after high school.
I know people have said it before but it’s incredibly important that we increase the level of parental involvement in the schools. There is a direct correlation between the involvement of the parents and the success of the students. This is where the excitements and vision of the new superintendent will come in to play. Community buy in and excitement for the direction of our district could be a major first step in increased performance.
The schools practice safety drills all of the time, and practicing will help ensure the students know what to do in a real-world emergency. I feel the district does a great job at training staff and administrators to lead the students in emergency situations. The one area I feel the district doesn’t do enough is making sure our students at the high school get to school safely. We have too many 14, 15, and 16-year old’s who are on their own to get to school without safe transportation
I believe school counselors and mental health professionals are extremely important in the schools, however if I had to make the choice, I would hire more teachers to reduce class size. I think there is a direct relationship to class size and student success. If class sizes were smaller and teachers had the opportunity to develop more genuine relationships with students, it may even reduce the amount of mental health professionals required in the schools. It certainly would be a difficult decision but more teachers is where I believe the funding needs allocated.