7th District Candidate Questionnaires
Via email we requested the three candidates running for Richmond City’s 7th District School Board to answer the following 10 questions:
Tell us about yourself in 100 words or less.
Tell us why you are running for school board in 100 words or less.
Why are you more qualified than the other candidates?
What do you think ‘government transparency’ looks like in practice?
What do you see as the #1 problem facing RPS as a whole? What is the solution?
What is the #1 problem in the 7th district? What is the solution?
What is your opinion on the recently adopted RPS Strategic Plan?
What is your opinion on how teachers should be evaluated and performance-based pay.
Do you believe RPS needs to consolidate schools? Why or why not?
Concerns regarding the local school board retaining it’s power have been raised in discussions including the Mayor’s Education Compact, VDOE’s MOU, and RPS’s newly passed strategic plan. How do you believe the school board can protect it’s autonomy?
Candidate responses were posted as received with no edits and are linked below in alphabetical order. In addition, on the October 3rd episode of MUNICIPAL MANIA (broadcast on WRIR), will feature interviews with each of the three candidates. Tune into WRIR 97.3FM Wednesday at 11AM to hear the interviews or check it out later on SoundCloud, iTunes, or Google Play.