October 4, 2020

Mark Holcomb

Pronouns:He/Him
School DistrictMadison District Public Schools
City:Madison Heights

How long have you lived in your district?

29

Have you received any endorsements?

no

Are you an incumbent?

Yes

Why do you want to be a school board member?

I am pushing for skilled trades. I believe students need an option besides college.

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

Honesty, equality

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

Back to as normal as possible they way it was before the pandemic

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

Participating in school board meetings and town hall meetings

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

myself

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

Continue to work on the Michigan Advanced Manufacturing Collaboration (MAMC),
Work with local unions, like OE 324 to set up career day feasible to covid, Work with MDPS and the Superintendent to provide more Board training

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

To obtain and keep a balanced budget

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?

Follow Guidlines as recommended

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

Fix and repair schools (leaks in the roof) Sports due to Covid

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

Improvement of ongoing instruction and learning

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?

21st Century Classroom Technology. I would like to introduce Mastercam (MAMC)

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

Providing a safe and nurturing environment that encourages good citizenship

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

Depends on the severity of each case

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

Safe environment

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

Treat each student the same

Any other information you want to include or share?