Hamilton County, OH November 2, 1999 Election
Smart Voter

Renee Roth Answers Questions

Candidate for
Board Member; Sycamore Community 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?

Community (charter) schools would have little effect in the Sycamore Community School District. We provide a quality program, both in school and after school, designed to meet the needs of all our students. We have excellent programs for gifted students and special needs students, a quality academic program, and are a member ofthe Great Oaks Vocational District. As the law is now written, community schools cannot be started in the Sycamore School di

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

The support services in the Sycamore Community School district are excellent. We provide enrichment and intervention as needed. Many of our special needs students are included in regular classrooms throughout the day with support staff to help them. We provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, in school academic accommodations and job assistance and training. Sycamore is blessed with a strong tax base and a supportive community which allows us to meet the needs of ever

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

The students in the Sycamore Community School district have always had excellent education provided by a quality staff. Proficiency tests have helped us to focus our curriculum to meet state requirements and have provided a vehicle for measuring achievem

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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