Don Crabtree on the Issues
MY 45 YEARS IN EDUCATION WILL BE OF VALUE TO THE BOARD
I AM RETIRED AND AM VERY INTERESTED IN GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.
45 YEARS OF EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
TAUGHT AT A SMALL, PRIVATE SCHOOL
TAUGHT AT A “MEGA” PUBLIC SCHOOL
TAUGHT AT A REGULAR SIZED PUBLIC SCHOOL
WE MUST CONCENTRATE ON ATTENDANCE, ACADEMICS AND BEHAVIORAL ISSUES.
Many schools in Saint Joe are falling into disrepair. What would you do to see schools maintained and upgraded?
THE DEPARTMENT DOES A GREAT JOB WITH WHAT THEY HAVE. WE ARE IN A “TRIAGE” MODE…FIX WHAT IS MOST NEEDED AND THAT WE CAN AFFORD. WE MUST USE OUR PUBLIC MONIES EFFECTIVELY AND FIND WAYS TO REDUCE COSTS SO THEY MAY BE APPLIED TO OTHER SUCH AREAS.
IT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER. WE MUST HAVE SOME BELIEF IN OUR TRAINED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND THEN MAKE MATURE DECISIONS REGARDING ARE OWN BELIEFS AND CHOICES.
Would you be in favor of mandating face masks or vaccinations of students within the school district? Please elaborate.
AT THIS POINT NO! HOWEVER, IF COVID TAUGHT US ANYTHING IT IS THAT WE MUST BE READY FOR WHAT MIGHT COME ALONG.
I THINK THE CURRENT BOARD AND SUPER ARE DOING A GREAT JOB WITH OUR BUDGET.
ACADEMICS….SO ALL KIDS HAVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITY TEACHER RETENTION…RAISES OR IN KIND REWARDS. BUILDINGS AND REPAIRS
EVERY MEETING IS OPEN OR ON YOU TUBE FOR LATER WATCHING. I SUGGEST BECOME VERY INVOLVED AND KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON.
DECLINING ENROLLMENT TEACHER RETENTION
THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING DEPARTMENT. THEY DO A LOT WITH A SMALL BUDGET IN MY OPINION.
STAYING IN THE DISTRICT DEALING WITH BEHAVIOR…CELL PHONES, DISRESPECT, ETCs
How will you encourage community interaction and receive community feedback about the state of Saint Joseph Schools?
I WILL TRY TO MAKE MYSELF ALWAYS AVAILABLE VIA PHONE OR EMAIL. IF I DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER,I WILL DO MY BEST TO FIND IT OUT.
SPECIFIC INVITATIONS TO SEE WHAT THEIR KIDS ARE DOING. ONE MORE CONFERENCE SCHEDULED DIRECT AND TIMELY INFO SENT TO PARENTS BY TEACHERS.
Do you support transgender-inclusive or lgbtq+ policies for schools such as bathroom and locker room inclusion based on someone's preferred gender?
I HAVE NOTING AGAINST GENDER PREFERRED RESTROOMS.
Would you encourage the introduction of materials into the school system based on Critical Race Theory (CRT)?
NO! ESSESENTIALLY THIS STARTED YEARS AGO OVER KEEPING PEOPLE OF COLOR FROM OBTAINING LAND. IT IS BASICALLY TAUGHT IN LAW SCHOOLS. THERE IS NO NEED FOR CRT TO BE IN OUR SCHOOLS.