To The Daily Sun,
Franklin has received much negative press recently regarding its schools and government. I went to the Candidates Forum and was truly disappointed in the lack of substance in responses, especially among school board candidates. I know what the Common Core State Standards are and I strongly support them, unlike the three candidates at the forum who couldn't comment. It has prompted me to take action!
I, Gwen Hall, am running for School Board as a write in candidate in Ward 1, three term year. My Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education (K-8) and Master's degree in General Special Education (K-12) will be very helpful in fulfilling the duties of a School Board member. As a teacher of nearly 20 years, I know the difficulties facing schools and communities. I will strive to provide the best possible educational opportunities for students and staff of the Franklin schools. My children have attended Franklin schools and I am a proponent of public schools. I believe in being a positive role model, one who conducts him or herself in a professional manner in person and through many technological devices we now use to communicate. I understand the importance of holding yourself and those around you to a higher standard by building them up and supporting our roles through common goals.
Franklin's schools are rigorous, competency based and provide many opportunities for students with a limited budget. The administration, staff and students are most creative at meeting their needs. I hope to see Franklin schools recognized for their hard work and accomplishments in the future. Please support the Franklin School District by writing me, Gwen Hall, in for school board Ward 1 three year term.