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Fresno Unified School District Area 2
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Elizabeth "Rosas" Jonasson
What is your position on Fresno Unified's use of lease-leaseback agreements for construction projects?
How are you preparing to enter the school district at a time when it is under federal investigation? How will you deal with the public's concern about these issues?
The achievement gap and truancy continue to vex Fresno Unified schools. How would you attempt to fix these issues?
Would you prioritize career technical education at Fresno Unified schools? How would you balance initiatives that promote college with programs that focus on vocational careers?
A group of business and education advocates are preparing a proposal to split Fresno Unified into two districts that they hope will get on the ballot in no more than three years. They argue Fresno Unified is too big and inefficient to make real progress on issues like improving graduation rates and closing the achievement gap. What is your position on this proposal?
Do you favor or oppose Proposition 55, which would extend by 12 years the temporary income tax increase enacted in 2012 to support schools and colleges?
Were you pleased with how district officials spent new Local Control Funding Formula dollars this past school year? How would you like to see the new dollars spent this year?
School districts across the state are adjusting to the new Common Core standards. Is the district doing enough to prepare teachers and students for the new standards? What, if anything, would you change about how schools transition to this new way of teaching?
In your opinion, what are the district's top three challenges? How would you address each of these issues?
Is technology in education important? Is the district doing enough to get devices into the hands of kids? If so, how would you help improve access to technology, especially for low-income or other at-risk students?
Why are you the best candidate to serve on the Fresno Unified school board? (Text or YouTube video.)
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