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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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Nicole Hensley
Answers Questions

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


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What are your qualifications for office?

I have many qualifications for office, the first being I am a current teacher, whom has several Master's degrees in education and am working toward a PhD in education. I am not only abreast on current school policy but can offer a teacher's perspective to the way a school is governed. Secondly, by working within a public school for the past 10 years, I understand the hurdles education has to overcome in the current times. I can bring perspectives from my work experience and education to continue to make Oak Hills great.

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

Our schools, while great, do have some improving to make. In order to be able to achieve under the new Ohio Accountability report card, much improvement is needed. We will need to analyze and look at new, possibly creative solutions to the budget problem. However, the school will need to ensure it has the amount of funding needed in order to be successful.

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

As a parent and a member of the community, I feel the school district needs to do a better job communicating with its stakeholders. I will ensure all members are provided the information needed and will welcome members to come to board meetings, as by becoming involved within the school community will only make the community itself stronger, thus providing a stronger school system.

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

To be equitable to all students is much needed. Equitable does not mean to treat all the same as if the students are robots, but yet to provide for each and every student in a differing fashion. I will continue to be an advocate for enrichment and remediation programs to better serve our children. I will work to proved additional programs to support children in their differing needs of education.

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