So you just can’t quite bring yourself to watch a full hour of school board candidates talking. Have we got a deal for you — the highlights of this week’s candidate interview program in four parts totalling less than 14 minutes!
The candidates, appearing on a special edition of “The Reporters,” were asked their views of the controversial changes to the freshman curriculum that have eliminated separate honors sections of some classes in favor of an “earned honors” program open to the vast majority of students.
Candidates also responded to a question about how they plan to support the school’s mission statement: “Embracing diversity, ETHS educates all students to their fullest potential.”
Three candidates said they might embrace a concept called “virtual consolidation” as a way to deal with an expected shift by the state of teacher pension costs onto local school districts.
And three candidates offered their views on the racial diversity consulting firm hired by the school board, the Pacific Educational Group, that has been a source of controversy in the community.
“The Reporters” is produced by ECTV.