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LWV League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area Education Fund
Hamilton County, OH November 5, 2013 Election
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George Brunemann
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Member of Board of Education; Oak Hills Local School District


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Questions & Answers

1. What are your qualifications for office?

I have been responsible for advancing the state of the art in technology for over 30 years and am the inventor on over a dozen patents. That same approach can be used to develop new ways to deliver personalized education programs at reduced ongoing expense. As a small business owner and project manager, I am proficient at estimating resources and controlling expenses. We need to apply the same return on investment philosophy to the school system in order to minimize the tax burden on the community.

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

I believe that the introduction of innovative technology combined with a comprehensive review of the budgets is the way to maintain the integrity of the schools while reducing the overall cost. Expanded use of the Internet and computer based learning can customize the learning experience to the skills and needs of the individual students. The Oak Hills School District has an excellent reputation and has been a major asset to the community. We can build on that history only if we are successful in reversing the reliance on ever increasing tax revenue. The key is to reach beyond the traditional approaches and to become the premier innovator in delivering education.

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

The Oak Hills website ( does a good job of calendar and general news information but has little information about the overall district management. Only the Board meeting agendas and summary of minutes appears online. We need to expand the website to give the background information on the items that come before the Board including the budgets and long-term plans. The community needs to be made aware of the management of the district on an ongoing basis.

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

I believe Oak Hills is a fairly homogeneous community especially in the area of education opportunity. Both the public and parochial schools in the district have excellent reputations. The best way to promote "equality" is through freedom of choice. Parents should have the choice of where to enroll their children. The variety of programs (technical, fine arts, vocational...) offered should be expanded so that the choices include the ability to tailor the education to the child's individual proficiency.

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