Our third graders are being diagnosed with test anxiety.
Overworked and Underpaid Teachers
Our teachers are quitting teaching within 3-5 years.
Our high school students are standing up while eating lunch.
We Need to do Better!
Our students need more resources for mental health.
36,498 students are in District 4 as of February 2020 enrollment
21,506 are Middle and High schoolers, we only have capacity for 18,259 students
Availability to discuss the Capital Outlay Plan
A simple motion, by a school board member, second and vote could move the opening date of the Horizon West Relief Schools to this fall. I will make that motion and work with the School Board to pass it.
8 year olds are being diagnosed with Test Anxiety, it is time to reflect upon the obsession with standardized testing, and find a solution.
I believe state testing is not academically beneficial
Funds should be redirected, on both state and local levels
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Bill provides state money for youth mental health first aid
OCPS hired 30 people using these funds (who work downtown)
We need more mental health professionals to teach, monitor, and work wtih students at the school level, not downtown.
I believe we should form partnerships with other agencies such as, the Victim Service Center for Crisis Intervention and Trauma Informed Care.
I believe we need to establish peer groups in our middle and high schools to effectly address Bullying.
Teachers are not being given adequate resources but are still expected to meet certain expectations
Florida ranks 47th in the Nation for teacher salary, and are still paying for classroom supplies out of pocket.
Teachers are working 60 hours a week and paid for only 37.5 hours. Teachers are only paid for 39 weeks, that means 10 weeks of no pay in the summer.