RISD Board of Trustees Forum
The video of the Richardson ISD Board of Trustees Forum held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 is available below. To view the video in full-screen mode once it is playing, move your mouse pointer over the video and click the square icon in the lower right-hand corner of the video:
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Each candidate was given 1½ minutes to answer the question asked at the forum. At the end of the question-and-answer period, each candidate was given 2 minutes for a closing statement.
Click on the links below to hear the candidates' answers to the questions asked at the forum. [NOTE: These links will take you to YouTube, not to the embedded video above.]
Question 4: Give us your interpretation of the Board of Trustees, its members, and how it functions. What is your perception of the roll of the Board in running/leading the RISD for the next three years?
Question 5: Yes or No:
RISD is one of hundreds of Texas school districts currently suing the state over state funding of public schools. Do you support the school district's lawsuit?
Moving school board and school bond elections to the November general election cycle would increase community participation in the school district. Do you support moving school elections to the fall?
Do you favor principals or other staff being armed with guns?
What is your opinion of Home-Rule Charter Districts (as being proposed for DISD)? Are you in support?
Do you think creationism should be taught in science classes?
It has been rumored that several of you are always late to events. Do you have a problem getting to events on time?
Do you think special education takes away from our general education?
Are you in favor of home schooling?
Are you in favor of charter schools?
Are you in favor of school vouchers?
Question 8: Parents are concerned that they are not allowed visitation in Special Ed, General Ed, and PPCD classrooms and that RISD has inconsistent practices across the district. The District is proposing 15 additional educational diagnosticians to address this. Are you in support?