Schools

Our county’s school buildings need to be safe and healthy places for all students and staff.

Our county’s school system employs thousands of our neighbors, enhances property values, and enables many of us to be successful in our own jobs — either because we’re local graduates and/or because we know that our children are safe and are learning while we’re at work. Shawn believes that properly funding our schools and valuing the people inside of our school create environments where students, teachers and community’s thrive.

  • We need to ensure that classes are suitably sized so teachers can teach and children can learn.
  • We need to ensure that the county’s teacher salaries are competitive, especially as compared to our neighboring counties. (They currently are not.)
  • We need to ensure that teachers have the time to prepare lessons and grade tests and papers during their actual work hours rather than during their personal time.
  • We need to ensure that our children have a safe and reliable way to get to and from school, and that they aren’t going to school hungry.
  • We need to ensure that our school buildings are energy efficient — and healthy for all users. That means having clean air, drinkable water, and equipment and furnishings in good repair.