October 4, 2020

Karen Sprague

Pronouns:She/Her
School DistrictRudyard Area Schools
City:Rudyard

How long have you lived in your district?

11

Have you received any endorsements?

No

Are you an incumbent?

Yes

Why do you want to be a school board member?

To protect the best interests of the children

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

Equitable justice for all

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

I don’t know

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

Voting and being well informed

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

N/A

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

Maintaining a healthy budget/keeping children safe and healthy/obtaining and retaining good teachers

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

I don’t know

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?

Our current plan is working so far. We must be ready to adapt if necessary

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

It depends.

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

They can be useful to determine needs

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?

I’m satisfied with curriculum

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

It is a responsibility

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

It depends on the behavior

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

That needs are met

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

It depends on how and who is defining equity

Any other information you want to include or share?