I believe that the DMUSD has the best interests of our children at heart. They're doing a great job so far, but there's a few areas in which I hope to see improvement.
In terms of new technology in the classroom, I think we're straying from what's important and what really matters for our kids. We need to build them a good foundation of traditional skills in conjunction with learning about new technology.
I have a background in computer science, so I've witnessed how much technology has changed over the past few decades. We can't make our children so reliant on electronics. They need to go back to the basics through hands-on learning. I hope to implement initiatives that help students develop fundamental skills, such as cursive, math, arts and crafts, writing, and reading.
Regarding COVID--I applaud the actions that the DMUSD took to get students back to in-person classes. In conjunction with the Launch remote learning program, this is helping us get our children back to a normal school schedule. Ideally, we want all students in person, because our children need that face-to-face interaction more than they do screentime.
Parents voted for Measure MM because they were promised *NEW* projects to improve and modernize the school, for example a new MUR at Carmel Del Mar. The district should work to fulfill the promises to parents, and prioritize projects using bond money efficiently and wisely. Bond money should last for 30 years.
Students First Project: Programs and services that will ensure our students the best education possible, and the fundamentals to be self reliant.
Five Essential Senses - RELOAD: Programs that will stimulate each of the five senses to motivate and inspire learning.
Spend Wisely Initiative: Practical spending on what matters to preserve the culture of the school and the community.
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