Pasco School Board Pos 5

Amy Phillips

Elected Experience
Pasco School Board of Directors: 2013-Present; Pasco School Board of Directors President: 2019-Present; Pasco School Board of Directors Vice President: 2017-2019.

Other Professional Experience
Substitute teacher and Long ...

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Donors

💰$5,076 from 15+ donors, including Franklin County Republican Central Committee ($2000)Proceeds From Low Cost Fundraiser ($1177)Reinig Barber Henry Pllc ($1000)Mcbride Rhonda ($150)Mcbride Robert ($150)Simpson Antohony P ($150)Duzan Carole L ($150)Small Contributions ($50)

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Michelle Andres

Elected Experience
First time Candidate.

Other Professional Experience
Middle School Teacher 7th/8th Grade, Rogue River, OR; College Admissions Counselor - Sterling College, KS; Workforce Investment Act Representative—Career Path Services, ...

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Donors

💰$16,123 from 39+ donors, including Michelle M Andres Michelle Andres ($13000)Bair Debbie ($500)Bond Steve ($300)Bond Susan ($300)Small Contributions ($260)Olsen Darryll ($250)Leaumont Richard ($150)Vanhoudt Roxanne ($150)

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Statement AStrong ALean ALean BStrong BStatement B

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

Amy Phillips
Phillips

Our two main high schools are considerably over capacity, at 50% and 35% over. Chiawana is the largest H.S. in the state! In high poverty, property poor districts, the state should do more to help build schools.

Michelle Andres
Andres

Pasco spends $13,600/child, one of the highest in the state--review needed.

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.

Michelle Andres
Andres

Tri-City Herald published compensation of teachers in Pasco - a first year teacher with benefits earns $100,000/yr working 180 days with 12 weeks vacation. School Bus Drivers certainly need more but school teachers/administrators - good there.

Amy Phillips
Phillips

Due to recent changes, I feel our teachers are finally fairly compensated. Entry level teachers could earn more. But our teacher's salary's are comparable with engineers and even more lucrative when you take into account the time teachers have off. I do think exceptional teachers deserve exceptional pay.

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.

Amy Phillips
Phillips

We have made great strides in seeking input from parents and educators since I took my position on the board, but communication is critical and we can always do better.

Michelle Andres
Andres

Recently curriculum passed with 11 parents input. Board barely questioned it-there is great disconnect with parents creating poor outcomes-only 29% of Pasco has grade level English Language Arts. Students need to read, write, deploy math skills to prosper.

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.

Amy Phillips
Phillips

I really dislike this question. Safety of students and staff is paramount. That being said, schools absolutely need to be back into regular in-person learning. I want to be smack dab in the middle. I KNOW we can do both A and B.

Michelle Andres
Andres

Mead School District split students in half with in-person for classes on M, W & every other Friday - other 1/2 went T & Th & alternating Friday with no outbreaks, strong academic outcomes, less mental health issues - teachers & students were safe. We can do both.

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

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