Hamilton County, OH November 2, 1999 Election
Smart Voter

John Pennycuff Answers Questions

Candidate for
Board Member; Winton Woods 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?

State law does not permit charter schools in my district.

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

We have a strong Special Education program that attracts parents to move into our district. In the mandating legislation, Congress promised to pay 40% of the cost. However, Congress is paying only 7% of costs.

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

Our graduates do exceptionally well. Each year the seniors are awarded $2-3 million in college scholarships. However, not all of our students fulfill their potential. We have strengthened the elementary programs by adding more time for reading and math instruction.

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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