Social Policy: Education

Social Policy: Education

Support for a local public K-12 educational system that maintains a broad spectrum of program offerings to promote academic basics along with citizenship responsibility, career training, and personal growth, and that assures sufficient and reliable public financial sup­port of schools.
Position In Brief: 

1. Support the concept of safe neighborhood schools,

2. Support low pupil/teacher ratios as they enhance quality education and allow individual attention at all levels,

3. Support hiring of credentialed administrators and teachers for core courses and utilize evaluation procedures that develop high quality teachers, administrators, and staff members,

4. Support equal–opportunity enrichment programs and offerings as important to pre-K, K-12, and summer school education,

5. Support exploration of more magnet schools within school districts to increase creative approaches toward children’s varying needs and interests,

6. Support orientation for students moving from one school to another,

7. Continue reviewing the relationship between charter schools and traditional district schools to see whether charters are offering programs and approaches sig­nificantly different from and better than what the traditional district schools are offering,

8. Support a system in which charter schools will share with traditional district schools the innovative methods they have found successful in improving student learning,

9. Support full federal and state funding of special education and a review of spe­cial education management at charter schools as it impacts the traditional district schools,

10.    Support the highest financial priority being given to classroom teaching,

11. Continue assessing the effects of increasing numbers of charter schools on dis­trict, county, and state educational agencies,

12. Review the effect of multiplying parental choices on student educational op­portunities and educational administration,

14. Promote and foster public awareness of every phase of the school operation,

15. Support the concept that each of the following segments of society is respon­sible for regular and rigorous oversight and evaluation of the community’s educa­tional programs and policies:

    • Electorate
    • Board of Trustees
    • Administration
    • Teachers
    • Parents
    • Students
    • Media
Position History: 

Two-Year Study, 1978 – 1980
Reviewed and Clarified, 1992
Update Study, 2011-2014

 

Issues: 
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Butte County