October 14, 2020

Seth Madry

Pronouns: Male
School District:Bellevue Community Schools
City: Bellevue

How long have you lived in your district?

31 Years

Have you received any endorsements?

Local Residents

Are you an incumbent?

No

Why do you want to be a school board member?

I have a young family that is currently in the district

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

Everyone is entitled to good education

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

A lot like before, parents and teachers should have input on what is happening at the school.

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

I think they should feel confident enough in the board to reach out to members and be able to expect some response. It may not always be the outcome they would like but they should be heard and answered.

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

Me

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

I would like to push to better our education levels by using online tools and helping our teachers so more families will look at my district for a place to call their own.

I would like to skilled trades come back, their is an opportunity for young adults to make a good living and career that doesn’t require them to go to a university. Trades are a great opportunity for students that don’t want to or can’t afford a college degree.

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

My only goal for the state is for an education that is unbiased and is there to benefit everyone.

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?

One major challenge will be to see how we can move forward. Our school is district is offering face to face and virtual at this time. But in my opinion Covid is not going away, so we will need to look at virtual and make sure it is offering a good level of education for our students. If not, we need to look at how we can try to accommodate these students so they are not falling behind.

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

My top spending would be to make sure we have good teachers with the supplies they need to continue do a great job.

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

We should utilize these as a way of making sure that our district is giving the proper level of education to our students.

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 haven’t looked into this enough to know yet.

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

I believe the school can be a great tool for helping with the emotional wellbeing of the staff and students.

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

We should make sure we have a good action plan to handle these situations and every situation needs to be looked at and handled according to that plan.

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

My goal would be to help support this at much as possible.

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

If there is a scenario where equity isn’t being given we should address it and get it taken care of. I believe everyone should be offered the same chance to succeed.

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