STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH IS ONE OF BROWARD's BEST. WE STAND WITH OUR NEIGHBORS.
I believe in strong Innovation for our schools. We must fund projects that promote innovative learning.
Common core and standardized testing has snatched the Arts and Sciences out of our schools. We must restore them by opting out!
Schools are a place to learn and develop. We must prepare our students for the workforce, and for life after high school.
I believe that teachers should be afforded a minimum starting salary of $50k/year. The superintendent's pay cap should be removed.
I believe that common core has kept our county behind in education, and so has standardized testing. We must opt out now.
I believe that we should not allow any student to be arrested from our campuses. We must immediately close all prison schools in our county, and seclusion rooms.
Our school district has a multi-billion dollar budget. There is no reason why any child should be sleeping out on the streets, or going to school hungry.
As someone who was a disadvantaged student with disabilities, I believe that more funding should be allocated towards protecting students with disabilities
I believe that public revenue should be going to public schools before charter and private schools. I will fight very hard for this. I believe in the ending of privatization of schools and district resources.
I will fight to fully end the use of corporal punishment in Broward County Public Schools.
Our district has forgotten about non-instructional/clerical staff. The district should be ashamed of how they're treating and paying them. I propose a 42% salary increase for ALL clerical staff.
An end to the authoritarian form of schooling, and a beggining to a democratized system that value student voice and rights.
Every student should receive digital textbooks, a computer, and/or a tablet so that they can study and learn from home.
Due to corruption and mis-allocation/mismanagement, the bonds program has failed. We must reevaluate our priorities.
I will unravel a new program called Broward EATS, to ensure that all students are fed at-least 3 meals a day, year-round.
Together, we will eradicate student homelessness in Broward County, with less wasteful spending. I'll support efforts by many elected officials in Broward to promote affordable housing.
I wills serve as a liaison between the district and the Federal/State Government, to ensure that every child has healthcare, regardless if their families can pay for it or not.
Broward County has seen a surge racial disparities in education. I will work with educators, experts, and policy researchers to identify, and close all gaps and disparities in education.
I do not support defunding charter and private schools, however-- public schools should get public dollars first and foremost. I am heavily skeptical of School choice, because it leads to blind segregation of schools.
I will work with Broward's representatives in the Florida legislature, to fight for a just, fair, and a reasonable property tax system.
I will propose that Broward County lead the path to a sustainable future, by powering all of our schools and facilities with solar power and clean energy.
I believe that it will be tremendously progressive, less expensive, and a great option, to provide kindle E-readers to all students in Broward County.
I believe that the district should forgive all students of obligations and debt. It is only moral.
"For years, Stranahan High school in Fort Lauderdale has wallowed in disrepair, waiting for much-needed fixes to its aging and rusting infrastructure." -Sun Sentinel.
Elijah Manley says not for long.
I will address the mold epidemic in our schools, and demand that Superintendent Runcie restore our facilities and stop wasting taxpayer dollars.
I propose newer, more efficient school buses and higher pay for operators. Operators, in fact, are hard working people who deserve to be treated with decency.
Every school should have programs like woodshop, art, and law. Magnet schools enforce racial segregation in the south by limiting a student's choice to what schools they can attend to pursue their careers and interests.
We all know that Broward County Public Schools Board approve sloppy, and occasionally non-thoughtful contracts. I pledge to not help developers, contractors, and special interests.
SMART (Safety, Music & Art, Athletics, Renovation, and Technology) programs funding should increase.
I've had the opportunity to visit Hallandale High School in Fall 2017 on several occasions. There are so many issues needing to be addressed, ranging from cafeteria expansion, and bigger classrooms. I propose an entirely new Hallandale High School.
I will NOT cooperate with ICE, the Trump administration, or the federal government on immigration. I will protect and defend all immigrant students and their families, including undocumented immigrants.
I will actually work all 5 days of the week, unlike other board members. I will attend school meetings, and visit classrooms.
I will fight for safe schools and single point of entry. What happened at Stoneman Douglas should have never happen. I stand in solidarity with the Never Again movement for gun reform.
I support common sense gun reform that will ensure that our schools are safe and secure from threats and attached.