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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Santa Clara County, CA November 4, 2014 Election
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Heather R (Hendrickson) Bass
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Board Member; Gilroy Unified School District


The questions were prepared by the Leagues of Women Voters of Santa Clara County and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. How would you determine that the schools are using federal, state and local funds wisely and fairly and how would you report your findings to the community?

Make sure the agreements with stake holders are honored to avoid penalties. Get feedback from employees of areas of need, waste and improvement. Involve community members for resources and feedback.

2. Are the schools offering instruction appropriate to the diverse educational abilities of all the students?

Transitional K-12, advanced, alternative and special education. An intricate system of leveled supports are offered. I will be interested in learning how effective the programs are and the needs of staff and faculty at each level.

3. Where do you want the District to be five years from now? What steps should the District take to get there?

Common Core compliant with curriculum and resources in place. College ready courses and a strong internship type program for students who choose to learn a skill or trade. An effective and efficient assessment and placement of Special needs students.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. The answer to each question should be limited to 400 words. Direct references to opponents are not permitted.

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