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Johnston County Board of Education

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  • Jimmy P. Clapp Jr.
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  • Butler Hall
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  • Dorothy G. Johnson
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  • John Radford
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    Terri Sessoms
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    Todd P. Sutton
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    Tracie N. Zukowski
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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) Retired School Counselor
Put the money in the schools where the students are and where the people who work with students are.
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Experience (35 words max) 32 years of experience as a teacher and administrator
3 favorite endorsements for this election Barbara Grimes Adams (retired educator), Jason Driver (former student), Lou Holland Carroll (parent)
School Safety - increase the number of School Resource Officers in each school, redefine the role of school counselors and psychologists so they become mental health providers

Student and staff success - academic performance drives economic health of communities
Federal and state law guarantee every child the opportunity to receive a sound basic education in public schools. Board members are sworn to uphold the law, meaning policies should be reviewed, revised and enforced.
Crisis trained law enforcement should be tasked with protecting our schools. Most teachers agree.
Experience (35 words max) I have had the pleasure to serve on the Johnston County Board of Education since 2017. I would appreciate your support in November.
Quality instruction that makes our students competitive in the workplace and/or college. Safe schools for our students and employees; and, Increase teacher supplements and higher pay for our classified staff.
I feel that we have all of the necessary policies in place to assist our students and staff in regards to discrimination.
I do not feel teachers should not be concerned of carrying a weapon on them in the classroom.
Experience (35 words max) Ed: ECU: B.A. Spec. Ed.; ECU: MA.Ed Cur. & Inst.; Emp: Freckle; Education: National Account Executive; JCPS: Teacher, 7 yrs.; Ed. Licences: H.I. & L.I. Disabilities K-12 (MA) Reading Intervention K-12; EC K-6: Math, ELA, Sci & SS; TEACCH Certified
My top three priorities are: 1. Increase the income of licensed and classified staff in our schools. 2. Increase school and classroom resources, to increase student success 3. Career and job-ready graduates for students who do not wish to attend college.
We need to address the mental health issues of our students. We no longer have the TLC program in Johnston County Schools. Therefore, we have students without the proper emotional and educational support they need.
A school with trained, armed personnel is safer than one without.