Hamilton, Butler County, OH November 2, 1999 Election
Smart Voter

Jeffrey Paul Biddle Answers Questions

Candidate for
Board Member; Southwest Local School District

Candidate Answers Questions on the Issues

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Hamilton County and asked of all candidates for this office.

Read the answers from all candidates.

Questions & Answers

1. What effect would the community (charter) schools have on the public schools in your district?

I am not sure that charter schools will be an issue in our district. Hopefully, due to the smaller size of our district compared to urban districts our schools can address special needs within existing structures.

2. Evaluate the adequacy of support services, beyond state standards, presently provided for special-needs students in your district.

Again, I would say that the smaller size and nature of our district provides for more personal attention. Improvements can always be made in any area, but I believe we are doing the utmost possible.

3. Has the use of proficiency tests in your school improved the education of students?

Our district's proficiency scores are improving, so one would have to say education is improving. I am concerned that we don't get to a point of teaching just what is needed to pass the test.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League, but formatted for Web display. Candidates were asked to limit their responses to 300 words for all 3 answers. Simple spelling or typographical errors were corrected after confirmation with the candidate.

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