Hamilton County, OH November 2, 1999 Election
Smart Voter

Debi Cochran Gay Answers Questions

Candidate for
Board Member; Norwood City 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?

As of right now, Charter Schools have little effect on Norwood Schools. I believe they would take funds away from our school district. But they would also provide friendly competition.

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

With having a student with special needs myself I have experienced first hand how the schools system handles this. They go beyond the state standards. Teachers and tutors alike are always available before, after and during school.

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

The proficiency testing has made the teachers aware of some of the needs of the students and helped the focus on goals for the district. But it has left less time for the elective courses.

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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