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LWV League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area Education Fund

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Hamilton County, OH November 5, 2013 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
Member of Board of Education; Wyoming City School District

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area and asked of all candidates for this office.     See below for questions on Qualifications, Improvement, Building Consensus, Equity

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? 1. What are your qualifications for office?

Answer from Lynn P. Larson:

I bring a strong commitment to and belief in our community's excellence in educating our children. It has been my honor to serve our Wyoming Schools these past eight years as a BOE member (most recently as VP). My Board experiences, being the parent of three Wyoming High School graduates and a long-time resident provide me with a good basis to help navigate our schools through the challenges in the coming four years.

? 2. What can be done to improve your school district's results at current funding levels?

Answer from Lynn P. Larson:

Our Wyoming schools are performing at the very top levels on all state and national measures. Our continued challenge is to identify learning improvement opportunities and keep the focus on individual academic achievement. Financial resources are finite. Funding is a balance of savings from efficiency, shared services, and group purchasing to be put back in the classroom, enhancing student & teacher performance and new instructional offerings.

? 3. What will you do to build consensus in the community in support of your school district?

Answer from Lynn P. Larson:

We are fortunate to have an involved and committed community supporting our Wyoming schools, as evidenced through our most recent bond levy and continued partnerships with many school focused organizations, such as CAC, WPSA/PAC, WSF, WSMA, & WCB. Our district reaches out through school news publications, surveys, blogs and community forums. Public input is encouraged and used in determining what's best for our students and community.

? 4. What would you do to advance the concept of "equity in education" in your district?

Answer from Lynn P. Larson:

Wyoming City Schools' educational experience focuses on "achievement of individual excellence". Our curriculum leaders are committed to delving into the assessment data to identify and improve educational experiences for those groups and individuals who are not meeting expectations. Supporting this work and ensuring that the financial resources are there to help students to reach their "full potential" which also includes visual and performing arts, athletics, and opportunities for student leadership.

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