October 6, 2020

Bob Gaffney

School District:Clio Area School District

How long have you lived in your district?

20 years

Have you received any endorsements?

Mr Henry Hatter

Are you an incumbent?


Why do you want to be a school board member?

To get kids to read to their maximum ability

What does education justice mean to you? What does it mean specifically in the context of your school district?

Equal education for all

If you could completely reimagine the way schools look after this public health crisis, what would they look like?

Do what is necessary (under the law) to protect the students.

Describe how you think parents, students, and families should be involved in making decisions within your school district?

Provide their input

Who (if any) are your top financial supporters for your campaign?

My family and myself

What are your top 3 educational priorities/goals within your school district?

Get kids to read (K-12) to their max

What are your top 3 educational priorities/goals at a state level?

Prepare the students to compete world wide for success

What challenges do you anticipate this school year to COVID and what do you think your school district must do to keep students & staff safe?

Provide a safe learning environment and follow State and Federal guidelines

What should be your school district’s top spending priorities in their budget? Alternatively, what should not be prioritized your district’s budget?

Provide a safe learning environment. Unnecessary expenditures

What role do you think standardized tests should play in your school district?

Not much, teachers should teach students the knowledge to succeed

If you could have an impact on your school district’s curriculum, what changes would you make? What, if anything, would you keep the same?

None, they are already in place. Orion Gillingham reading and expand it statewide.

What responsibility do you believe your school district has in supporting students’ and staffs’ mental and emotional health/wellbeing?


How do you think your school district should handle student discipline/and make schools a safe place for students and staff?

Follow school policy

What are your top priorities around special education in your district?

Teach to maximize their abilities

What is your perspective on working towards achieving equity within your school district?

Getting all employees to follow school policies

Any other information you want to include or share?

Thank you allowing me to complete the survey and I am sorry I did not get it soon