"The current School Board is off course and too often unfocused. I will bring three essential qualities to a new Board:
- » Leadership.
- The School Board's role is to set policy in a steady and consistent manner - insisting that every student has an opportunity to be what she or he wants to be.
- » Responsibility.
- Once policies are set, the Board must take responsibility to see those policies are carried out by the District staff and in the schools across the city.
- » Accountability.
- Our District faces long-term financial problems. The Board must hold the District accountable for the funds being spent, and the Board must engage with the community, the Governor and the Legislature in pushing for solutions."
I'm not sure I understand the phrase, "every student has an opportunity to be what she or he wants to be". That's asking a lot from a district. I'm sure Charlie can speak to the Responsibility one because of the Board's lack of ability to enforce policy.