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Wake County School Board (District 3)

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    Roxie Cash
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    Shaun Pollenz
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What are your top 2 or 3 priorities for action on the Board of Education? (40 words maximum)

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 maximum)

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

Experience (35 words max) I have been on the Wake County Board of Education for 3 terms. Years 1991- 1999 and I am on it presently. I have been Chair of the Board. I have been involved in our schools for 27 years.
Teaching the whole child. Public schools receive children from all backgrounds with varying challenges in their life. Supporting public schools with proper funding and good community partnerships. Keeping up with growth in a sustainable and feasible manner.
Updated and possibly additional privacy policies. Safety and security of the child while in our care. Sound availability of language aid for LEP students.
I find it really hard to imagine teachers doing another thing. Teachers not responding favorably.
Experience (35 words max) Attorney and former K-12 WCPSS student with a passion for education policy and a dedication to renewing the promise of our public school system.
3 favorite endorsements for this election Wake County Democratic Party, Young Democrats of Wake County, & My mother, a WCPSS Teacher.
My priorities include ending the student achievement gap, hiring additional highly qualified and diverse teachers to lead our classrooms, supporting year-round intervention and support services for all children, and preparing our schools for the 21st century.
All students deserve equal & equitable access to a quality, safe education. We need stronger language immersion programs, an emphasis on emotional intelligence, & the necessary support staff to reach all children.
I am strongly opposed to arming teachers in the classroom.