I understand that in these trying times in which we live, security and emergency preparedness is second to none. I believe that nothing should be left off the table during discussion on school safety. Hall County Schools should be the safest place for students and employees alike. Mark will support continued efforts to provide a safe learning environment for the children of Hall County.
By expanding programs of choice and charter schools, Hall County will better equip students by providing families the opportunity to send their child to a unique school that best meets their needs and enables them to take control of their future.
Too often our teachers’ hands are tied with mandatory standardized testing and other federal and state requirements which actually reduce their time teaching. Teachers and parents know best what works in the classrooms. Mark will always support increased parental involvement and teacher discretion in the classroom.
Georgia is in dire need of skilled workers, and companies are willing to pay top dollar for technically skilled employees. Mark wants to create more career and technical pathways in Hall County’s high schools so that our area is a friendly labor climate for industry.
Mark wants to facilitate roundtable discussions to learn more from teachers, parents and students. While maintaining open lines of communication at the school level is important, Mark also would like to livestream Board of Education meetings so that everyone can participate in the operations of the school board.
Having served on the Hall County SPLOST Citizen Review Panel, Mark will take his business experience and use it to benefit the school system so that everyone enjoys an efficient, responsive and world class education.
Planning for smart growth and maximizing the efficiency of our current facilities will be paramount during the next four years. Mark is ready to roll up his sleeves, get to work and plan ahead in order to provide the best educational experience possible for the students of Hall County.