October 4, 2020

Gary Easterly

Pronouns:proper English
School DistrictClio Area School District
City:Pontiac

How long have you lived in your district?

45 years

Have you received any endorsements?

No

Are you an incumbent?

No

Why do you want to be a school board member?

Concerned citizen in education of our youth

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

All youth have same opportunities to prepare for the 21st century.

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

Like they did before crisis.

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

Work with and through the school board.

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

None

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

Prepare the youth of Clio to be able to be successful in a world economy of the 21st century.

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

Prepare the youth of Michigan to be able to be successful in a world economy of the 21st cenury.

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?

To understand what can be controlled and what has to be managed. This will require leadership within the School Board.

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

Safety of the students is always top priority. Spending any monies that would compromise safety of students.

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

Performance evaluations of any kind should be used to track improvements or lack of.

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?

As opportunities arise, develop STEM courses to their fullest.

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

That is a very important part of the SAFETY concerns I have for all students.

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

Proper discipline to all rules and procedures should be expected by all.

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

Provide the necessary classes and instructors that are necessary to meet the needs of the students needing special education.

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

Need to understand what inequity exist and work on improvements.

Any other information you want to include or share?

All questions are opportunities to work on and improve. Proper Board leadership is required. Our youth expect the proper ADULT LEADERSHIP to prepare them as they go forward into the opportunities of the 21st century.