How do you think your school district does managing the property tax rate?
My wife and I chose to move to Seneca 8 years ago over any other town in the area due to the excellent schools. Growing up, when our schools would visit Seneca, it was very evident to us the resources and advantages of those being raised in this district had. Because of this, when a job opportunity arose in the area, we both wanted to be a part of this school district for our future plans as a family. Since living here, the current property tax rate seems adequate to maintain a high level of educational opportunities that we were searching for.
Rate the quality of education the district is providing.
My oldest of three daughters is currently in kindergarten and I’m very satisfied with all she’s been learning. As a school board member, I’d like to see that her great education continues into future grades and that those great standards remain in place for her younger sisters.
What are your priorities for the next four years?
I want to see the great education that the Seneca school system provides to remain in place for the current children and for those to come far into the future. In small towns, the school is very much the identity of the town and keeping a highly successful, and financially sound school system in Seneca for both the current and all the future students to come will be my top priority. Likewise, the community is integral to the success of the school. Therefore, ensuring the district and its educators communicates openly and often with both parents as well as the general community is a high priority.
What do you see as the biggest issue facing your school district and how would you address it?
Technology has come a long way since I was in school and continues to rapidly evolve. I see the biggest challenge facing our district is to continue to embrace that technology as a tool to teach our children as best we can, but simultaneously also ensuring their safety and privacy in using those tools remains a top priority. It’s a balancing act for any district with something that is both absolutely vital but also constantly changing.
What do you see as a school member’s role in running the school district?
The school boards’ job is to guarantee an excellent education is being provided to the community while ensuring the taxpayers’ investments in the schools are responsibly handled.