Kennewick School Board Pos 2

Gabe Galbraith

Elected Experience
None

Other Professional Experience
US Marine Corps, 2003-2007, (honorable discharge, disabled veteran); Retail Store Management, 2007-2014; Amazon Group Manager, 2014 โ€“ 2017; Kennewick School District Emergency Substitute...

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Donors

๐Ÿ’ฐ$6,532 from 56+ donors, including Massey Mike ($550)Small Contributions ($500)Vaughn Travis ($500)Liniger Martha ($500)Liniger Paul ($500)Mckay Will ($500)Crawford Gretl ($400)Davis Luann ($350)

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Gabe Galbraith
Gabe Galbraith
Erin Steinert

Elected Experience
No Information Submitted

Other Professional Experience
Outreach Educator, Discovery Center of Springfield (2003-2006)
Astronomy Expert, James S. McDonnell Planetarium at the Saint Louis Science Center (2006-2009)
Math &#...

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Donors

๐Ÿ’ฐ$14,246 from 157+ donors, including Small Contributions ($1579)Washington Education Association Political Action Commitee ($1500)Smith Rik ($1250)Ibew Local Union 112 ($1000)Rau Charlie ($500)Public School Employees Seiu 1948 ($500)Gardner Nicholas ($400)Thome Diana ($250)

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Erin Steinert
Erin Steinert
Statement AStrong ALean ALean BStrong BStatement B

Our district is underfunded for the needs of our operations, maintenance, and/or capital improvements.

Gabe Galbraith
Galbraith

Funding has taken a hit this past year but we can not continue to increase taxes. We must be fiscally responsible with our funds.

Erin Steinert
Steinert

While I feel the school district budget is currently balanced, there is always room for improvement and opportunities to explore if there was more money made available.

Funding in our school district is adequate for operations, maintenance, and/or capital improvements.

In the context of the district budget, our teachers are compensated fairly. Any raises should be through cost of living adjustments or the annual step increases built into the salary schedules for additional education and years of experience teaching.

Gabe Galbraith
Galbraith

Overall our teachers are compensated fairly.

Erin Steinert
Steinert

Given the challenges of the past two years with COVID, I'm not sure anyone is compensated fairly. Our teachers have been doing an amazing job in a tough situation and we need to retain their talent.

Teachers in our district are under-compensated and should be a higher budget priority than they are currently.

The school board is doing a good job of seeking input from parents and educators.

Gabe Galbraith
Galbraith

Frankly, communication from the school board has been terrible, especially the last 18 months. There has been limited or no response to parents questions, no communication on where the school board stands on critical issues, and meetings are not posted for the community to view.

Erin Steinert
Steinert

While the board has been making efforts to improve parental outreach, it is a work in progress even they've admitted needs improvement. Communication with educators on daily operations could improve.

The school board should do a much better job of seeking input from parents and educators.

The school district must prioritize the safety of students and staff during this ongoing pandemic.

Erin Steinert
Steinert

As much as I want in-school learning, we must remember we're not just talking about keeping students and staff safe, but our whole community. Pandemic or not, health and safety of all is paramount.

Gabe Galbraith
Galbraith

The school district absolutely needs to prioritize safety for everyone. This question seems to be set up to be divisive trying to pit staff and student safety against regular in person learning. The answer is YES to both! We can absolutely do both.

The school district must prioritize getting children back into regular, in-person learning.

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