Michael G. Melendez
District 102 School Board Candidate
Why are you running to be on the school board? What motivates you and what experience and perspectives would you bring to the job? How would those be valuable as an elected official?
As a school board member you will be asked to balance what’s best for the district as a whole with what might be in the interest of specific groups. How will you do that? When have you had occasion to do something similar in the past and how did you accomplish that?
The past year has been a challenge from the perspective of balancing the social, emotional and academic needs of students with the need to ensure the health and safety of all in the extended school family. What could the school district have done better to achieve that balance and what succeeded? What planning is needed to respond more quickly to any future disruptions in the traditional learning environment?
How do you define equity? How has your thinking around the subject of equity evolved and what should District 102 do to address that subject?
As a school board member you will play a role in budgeting. How will your values inform your approach to budgeting and fiscal planning?
What are the biggest challenges facing District 102 and how should the school board address them?