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Questions To Ask A School Board Candidate

Updated: Feb 26

How do you expect to ensure you are fully aware of issues and problems affecting your district?

Would you be open to quarterly town hall meetings so that the public has more time to ask you questions and address concerns?

Will you put your personal email address on the school website so that you can check your anytime and to ensure it is not monitored by anyone else?

What ideas do you have to improve the services surrounding special needs children in the district?

How many school board meetings have you attended in the last 18 months?

Where do you go to church and how frequently?

Do you have children in the district?

If you are currently on the board, how many years have you served?

What is your stance on DEI/implicit bias in schools?

Can you describe, in detail, the application of Restorative Justice/Restorative Discipline Practice/Restorative Circles? How do school resource officers use this? Do you think that incidents that occur in a school should NOT be reported which, if they occurred outside of school, would be?

Share an example where you had to make a decision to go against the grain and how if affected you.

How do you feel about the TEA?

Do you know who created SEL?

Are you aware of the additional names for SEL?

Who benefits from the data collection on each edtech program in schools?

How do you feel about using tax payers dollars to purchase sexually explicit materials?

Will you fully discuss and vote in open session?

Some board vote unanimously as a TEAM of 8. Are you aware how this can skew and undermines representative government? How will you combat this?

Will you ensure that all financial data to be board approved is posted online when the board agenda is posted so that the community has time to preview it?

Will you ensure that the financial data includes the check register (listing of individual checks written including to, date, amount)?

What are your top personal objectives for your school board?

How do you feel about sexuality education? Do you believe it should be taught in schools or this is something that should be taught by the family unit?

Do you consider yourself a fiscal conservative?

Have you ever owned a small business?

Have you ever had to fire anyone?

Have you ever filed bankruptcy?

Have you taken the time to familiarize yourself with the Texas Education Code? If so, what is the most important chapter to you?

How do you feel about your district funding radical organizations with county tax dollars (TLA, ASCA, TASB)?

Will you be willing to aggressively seek out conservative options for your school board trainings?

How do you feel about transparency when it comes to sexual assaults in our district?

Do you believe that STAAR test results and the District Accountability Score are how we should judge a superintendent's performance?

How do you feel about children OPTING OUT of the STAAR?

If not currently on the board, what has been your involvement with the district to date? Have you served on any committees?

If not currently on the board, how many school board meetings would you say you have attended in the last year?

What would you say are the biggest issues the district and board are facing right now?

What does local control mean to you?

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