Sunday, October 11, 2015

CANDIDATES' Q&A for LWV BOE FORUM 10/19



Monday, October 19th , 2015. LWV Candidates Forum for Teaneck Board of Education -THS 3rd floor Student Center  
Q&A in downloadable form at the bottom of the  questions below.


League of Women Voters of Teaneck
Voters' Guide
Board of Education 2015
QUESTIONS 

Our voters' guide questionnaire and letter of invitation to the Candidates' Night, co-sponsored by LWV Teaneck and Teaneck Council of Parents & Teachers, was sent by certified mail to each of the candidates for Teaneck Board of Education on September 22nd.  In addition to asking them about their Teaneck residency, occupation, education, family & community involvement, we asked each candidate to answer the following questions and to limit answers to a total of 500 words or less:

1.  Over the past four years, are there any Board of Education decisions that you took issue with, or feel that the issue could have been dealt with in a different manner? 
IF "YES", PROVIDE SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HANDLING THE ISSUES. 

2.  What is your position regarding state-mandated testing in our schools?  
Do you support using results for  (a) teacher employment evaluation, (b) school funding, (c) student placements,  (d) school closings? Would you support a policy to allow parents to have their children opt out of state standardized tests?  BE SPECIFIC.

 3.  How do you suggest we best help our students keep up with the changing technology that will so impact their future jobs and careers?  What steps has the school system already accomplished and what challenges still exist in providing more instruction-supportive tools?   IDENTIFY CONCRETE STEPS TO OVERCOME THOSE OBSTACLES. 

VOTERS: Download and print the questions to be asked of each candidate and their answers at The Board of Education Forum.



More: CANDIDATE'S FORUM SCHEDULED FOR October 19th

The League of Women Voters of Teaneck has scheduled a Candidates’ Forum for the upcoming Board of Education election, to take place on Monday, October 19th starting at 7:30PM in the 3rd Floor Student Center of Teaneck High School.  All five candidates have been invited to participate in this forum, which will be run by an independent professionally-trained moderator.  The candidates have also been invited to submit answers to written questions on school-based issues in advance, and copies of those answers will be made available at the forum, as well as the library and other public venues in Teaneck.  The public will be encouraged to submit questions to the moderator in written form as well.

The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd, with voting hours from 6:00AM - 8:00PM.



Handicapped access is available via the elevator by the courtyard parking lot off Elizabeth Street.  For more information, call Barbara Ostroth at 201-692-1494.