Dave's Goals and Objectives

* Return to proven successful reading, math and civics

* Promoting patriotism in schools

* 60 Minute elementary lunch and recess

* All students reading by 3rd grade

* Supporting and expanding educational options including charter, alternative, vocational, language immersion, Ignite and Middle College programs.

* Putting children, parents and teachers first

* Using legislative leadership and finance experience to advocate for Anchorage schools.

* Diversity of learning opportunities

* Developing academic, career, and vocational skills

* Partnership with local employers

* Closing the performance gap

* Properly prepare students for their next educational phase

* Safe and efficient student transportation

Objectives

* Accountability for results

* All students reading by Third Grade

* Return to proven, successful, traditional reading, math and civics. 

 

* Safe, clean, and healthy schools

 

* Smallest class sizes that can be afforded

 

* Increased parent involvement

 

* Excellent School District communication and responsiveness with community

* Excellent communication and responsiveness with community

* Transparency

* Financial responsibility

* Hiring and retaining the best teachers

* Supporting teachers and their classroom needs

* Reduce bureaucracy & maximize efficient use of tax dollars

* Rewarding student and teacher excellence

* Innovative budget solutions