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Watauga County Board of Education (At-Large)

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  • Gary L. Childers
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  • Steve Combs
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    Jay Fenwick
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What are your top 2 or 3 priorities for action on the Board of Education? (40 words max)

What policies, if any, are needed to ensure equal access to learning for undocumented students and other students who face possible discrimination from students, school personnel, or others? (30 words max)

Explain your position on allowing trained teachers to be armed in classrooms. (briefly respond in 15 words maximum)

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Experience (35 words max) Current School Board member on Facilities, Calendar, Technology, Equity committees; 7 years Education Foundation; 5 years Green Valley Park board; umpteen years on PTA; youth coach; Sunday school teacher; husband and father of 3 boys.
3 favorite endorsements for this election Pams Picks
(1) Comprehensive facilities plan including two new schools; (2) Continued progress on instituting compassionate and trauma-informed practices and procedures; (3) Monitoring promising instructional directions that are increasing student achievement.
We have these required policies already, but I do serve on an adhoc equity committee. A possible recommendation is to formalize administration reporting of all bullying complaints.
I am against this proposal; teachers I have talked to want to focus on teaching not security.
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