All three candidates running in the Nov. 7, 2023, general election for Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education District 2 — Paula Battistelli (nonpartisan), Rebecca Elmore (nonpartisan), and Brian Klein (nonpartisan) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
Here are the candidates’ responses to the question: What is the primary job of a school board member in your view?
“The primary job of a school board member is to be the voice of the community. The community includes taxpayers for the school district, parents who send children to school in the district, those children in the district, the staff and faculty who work in the district, and other stakeholders. My job is to help negotiate the sometimes competing demands of those voices in the school district in order to help reach a decision that is in the best interest of the community and, in particular, the students.”
“A school board member must uphold, review, and approve policies that run the district. It is the responsibility of the board to provide over-view and accountability of the superintendent and district administration. Along with these responsibilities, the board must review, approve, bring the district into compliance with regulatory and curriculum mandates.”
“Development and adherence to district’s policies, curriculums, overseeing administrators, compliance with governance standards, and assessment/regulation of superintendent.”
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