School Board member applications

The school board is hoping to receive a large number of applications to fill a current vacancy on the school board. I would encourage you to consider this opportunity, especially since now is an excellent time to be a part of the board. Most notably, there is already an excellent cast of characters on the school, so you would be joining a synergistic team.

 

Applications are due this Wednesday (January 27th). For more information, read the Unit 4’s news item:
http://www.champaignschools.org/news-room/article/12101

 

If you have any questions, I implore you to ask.

 

Update: Here are the applications of the eight that were selected to be interviewed on Feb 1st:

G. David Frye: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/champil/Board.nsf/files/A6KMD654E1B8/$file/Frye.pdf
Virginia Holder: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/champil/Board.nsf/files/A6KMEJ54F88F/$file/Virginia%20Holder.pdf
Holly Wilper: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/champil/Board.nsf/files/A6KMJ5552469/$file/Holly%20Wilper.pdf
Heather Vazquez: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/champil/Board.nsf/files/A6KLPH552738/$file/Heather%20Vazquez.pdf
Jamar Brown: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/champil/Board.nsf/files/A6KPEG5B2F78/$file/Jamar%20Brown.pdf
Marisela Orozco: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/champil/Board.nsf/files/A6KPEY5B39AC/$file/Marisela%20Orozco.pdf
Gianina Baker: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/champil/Board.nsf/files/A6KT3575549C/$file/Gianina%20Baker.pdf
Bruce Brown: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/champil/Board.nsf/files/A6KUE97BA989/$file/Bruce%20Brown.pdf

 

UPDATE 2:

The video of the candidate “forum” is on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/153915577

 

UPDATE 3:

From the vimeo video, I have extracted the 7 questions that were asked of all the board member candidates, including timestamps of each section. I also took note of when Ms. Gianina Baker responded, since she was awarded the position; it is not my intent to sleight the other remarkable responses, I just have not yet bookmarked them all.

 

Opening Statements
Begin: 18:37   Baker: 18:37

Question 1: As a member of the board of education, you will be a representative of the community. How do you plan to communicate with various groups within the Unit 4 community?
Begin: 31:41  Baker: 41:08

Question 2: Expulsions ultimately rest on the shoulders of the BOE. What do you see as a strength and a weakness for you in this area?
Begin: 42:36  Baker: 50:15

Question 3: Please share what your experience and familiarity related to Unit 4 and the consent decree.
Begin: 54:10  Baker 1:02:11

Question 4: Please share what has been your level of involvement in community-based organizations.
Begin: 1:07:38  Baker: 1:13:49

Question 5: One hallmark of a successful school board is the ability to distinguish between board work and staff work. Please describe what this means to you.
Begin: 1:27:42  Baker: 1:30:16

Question 6: Do you support collective bargaining rights? Please explain why or why not.
Begin: 1:35:34  Baker: 1:37:26

Question 7: Describe the ideal relationship between the community, board, the administrations, and the union(s).
Begin: 1:44:45  Baker: 1:44:58

Closing remarks
Begin: 1:55:10  Baker: 2:04:33

 

 

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6 Responses to “School Board member applications”

  1. Follow the money Says:

    Congrats to Ginny Holder on her appointment to the school board.

  2. charlesdschultz Says:

    UPDATE 2:

    The video of the candidate “forum” is on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/153915577

  3. charlesdschultz Says:

    UPDATE 3:

    From the vimeo video, I have extracted the 7 questions that were asked of all the board member candidates, including timestamps of each section. I also took note of when Ms. Gianina Baker responded, since she was awarded the position; it is not my intent to sleight the other remarkable responses, I just have not yet bookmarked them all.

     

    Opening Statements
    Begin: 18:37   Baker: 18:37

    Question 1: As a member of the board of education, you will be a representative of the community. How do you plan to communicate with various groups within the Unit 4 community?
    Begin: 31:41  Baker: 41:08

    Question 2: Expulsions ultimately rest on the shoulders of the BOE. What do you see as a strength and a weakness for you in this area?
    Begin: 42:36  Baker: 50:15

    Question 3: Please share what your experience and familiarity related to Unit 4 and the consent decree.
    Begin: 54:10  Baker 1:02:11

    Question 4: Please share what has been your level of involvement in community-based organizations.
    Begin: 1:07:38  Baker: 1:13:49

    Question 5: One hallmark of a successful school board is the ability to distinguish between board work and staff work. Please describe what this means to you.
    Begin: 1:27:42  Baker: 1:30:16

    Question 6: Do you support collective bargaining rights? Please explain why or why not.
    Begin: 1:35:34  Baker: 1:37:26

    Question 7: Describe the ideal relationship between the community, board, the administrations, and the union(s).
    Begin: 1:44:45  Baker: 1:44:58

    Closing remarks
    Begin: 1:55:10  Baker: 2:04:33


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