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2018 Candidate Questionnaire

We know the challenges and opportunities the district faces are nuanced, so rather than ask yes/no questions, we want to understand a person’s ability to think critically and prioritize making decisions in the best interest of ALL kids.  With persistent achievement gaps, ongoing budget deficits, declining enrollment and increased demand for 21st-century skills board members will need to think strategically and act urgently in service to kids.

Our Questionaire has 3 sections:

SECTION I: BRIEF PERSONAL PROFILE
SECTION II: DISTRICT OVERVIEW
SECTION III: APPROACH TO GOVERNANCE

 

A sample of some of the key questions are:

  • What skills and experiences prepare you to serve as an AISD Trustee? If you are elected to the school board, what would be your greatest area of growth?
  • Describe the specific role of the school board in improving education for Austin’s students.
  • As a board member, one of your important responsibilities will be to engage with parents and other members of the Austin community. What specific actions do you plan to take to fulfill those responsibilities? Provide an example of how you would bridge differences between diverse constituent groups on a given education issue.
  • Imagine you are holding a community meeting tomorrow to inform constituents on the state of Austin ISD.  What successes and challenges would be important to share?  What else would be on your agenda to share with the community?

See the full questionnaire here>

Once completed, all candidate questionnaires will be posted on our website as a tool for our Endorsement Committee, membership and Austin voters.

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