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Wake County School Board (District 1)

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    Donald Mial

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    Heather Scott

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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) Thirty years in military as Vietnam and Iraq War Veteran, state employee with over thirty years’ experience as a teacher, Probation Officer, Parole Case Analyst, Facility Director with DPS. County and City of Raleigh Board of Adjustment, Board of Election.
(1.) Ensure that the people have an active and visible member, working hard for them every day, equitable funding for District 1

(2.) Continued strong support for Pre-K

(3.) Addressing the Suspension rate
14th amendment U.S constitution; Section 2, Article 9 N.C Constitution and N.C.G.S 115c 367: No person shall be refused admission to public schools because of race, creed, color or origin.
I am against armed teachers and every teacher that I have spoken with agrees.
Experience (35 words max) Music Teacher: Greensburg Community Schools, Greensburg, Indiana 1998-2000, San Dieguito Unified High School District, Encinitas, California 2000-2002, Bishop Noll Institute, Hammond, Indiana 2004-2008, Endeavor Charter School, Raleigh, North Carolina 2008-2010. Substitute Teacher: Wake County, 2012-present
3 favorite endorsements for this election Thomas Hunter, Superintendent Greensburg Community Schools (Greensburg, IN) and Scott D. Fech, Ph.D., Former Principal Bishop Noll Institute (Hammond, IN)
Going beyond basic requirements of Leandro case for equity for all students, especially low-income. The continuation of the magnet program to encourage diversity while using innovative educational strategies. Advocating to keep WCPSS one unified school district.
Undocumented children have the right to education, as established by Plyler v. Doe. WCPSS should enforce the non-discrimination policy at all schools, and consider revising as necessary for marginalized students.
Don’t arm teachers, especially for the sake of black students - often disciplined disproportionately.
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