As a former Beaufort County School District educator and student, I have first hand experience working within the schools and understanding the structure of our District for the past 15 years. As of 2018, South Carolina ranks 22nd in the nation for educational spending. However, ranking in the 40s in education quality. Are the education funds being spent and used properly? I believe County Council needs to support the school board with the proper resources to effectively lead our schools. This will allow relationships to build within our District and Council Members. Outside the classroom, the new referendum will help support the needed update to our schools. This must be tracked to ensure accountability. County Council needs to make sure the school board is set up for success, and manages its funds properly, especially in our schools.
I am the advocate that will bridge the gap between the people, school board and council. Our education must be dictated at the state and county level. We must make sure the school board, teachers, and administration are supported properly in order for our students to be successful. I support District 7, School Board Member, Rachel Wisnefski's plan to place Student Resource Officers (SROs) into every school within Beaufort County. SROs will provide that physical and emotional security, in which education will become the prime focus for students again. I am passionate for every student, teacher and facility member’s voice to be heard, so future generations will have the best education, resources and support possible.
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