Richland School Board Pos 3

Elizabeth Vann-Clark

Elected Experience
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Other Professional Experience
Technical Writer/Editor; Mathematics educator; Math Curriculum Action Team, Standards Based Assessment Committee, and teaching lead for the Advanced Algebra with Applications...

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Donors

💰$8,327 from 95+ donors, including Ibew Local Union 112 Political Action Committee ($1000)Ralston Erik ($600)White Skye ($522)Washington Education Association Wea Pac ($500)Vann M S ($400)Vann Mary ($250)Wiley Julie ($250)Lasuk Tanya ($200)

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Misipati Semi Bird

Elected Experience
None

Other Professional Experience
Founder and Executive Director of Team Concepts Training & Consulting, practices as a Behavioral Scientist and practitioner of organizational psychology.
Associate Director of Professional...

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Donors

💰$8,855 from 88+ donors, including Misipati Semi Bird ($1324)Schildnknecht Jim ($500)Small Contributions ($315)Smalley Kristi ($275)Ornelas Jesus ($257)Johnson Mary ($250)Oliver Claude ($225)Duzan Carole ($206)

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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.

Elizabeth Vann-Clark
Vann-Clark

We're fortunate to live in a community that values education, voting in favor of bonds necessary to maintain funding for infrastructure. I think we could use more funding support from the state.

Misipati Semi Bird
Bird

We need improved budget practices in order to shift more funds to the classrooms, in support of student learning objectives

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.

Elizabeth Vann-Clark
Vann-Clark

Recently, RSD teachers’ base pay increased to be more competitive. Decisions regarding raises needs to be fiscally responsible and respect the variety of factors in attracting and retaining well qualified staff.

Misipati Semi Bird
Bird

Teachers are the backbone of our education system. We need to clearly evaluate their needs to ensure they have the resources they need to properly teach our children.

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.

Elizabeth Vann-Clark
Vann-Clark

Community input is vital to maintaining and school district that represents everyone in our community. Our district can do a better job of outreaching by utilizing more tools for seeking input and reflecting that input in decision-making.

Misipati Semi Bird
Bird

We should be surveying teacher, parent and student satisfaction every year. We need a board committee dedicated to this effort.

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.

Elizabeth Vann-Clark
Vann-Clark

Most of our students learn best in person, but learning can be recovered. Our students’ and staff’s health are not so easily recoverable. We should do the best we can to keep our schools open by taking precautions to protect our community’s health.

Misipati Semi Bird
Bird

We must NEVER compromise student safety, but there is no effective substitute for in-person learning.

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

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