The five candidates explicitly call for more oversight of district-run and charter schools.
Abraham: focuses on accountability measures for teachers that reward success and impose consequences for inadequate performance. She also calls for more financial oversight for charter expenditures for special education students and a moratorium on new charters until funding issues are resolved.
Diaz: proposes to support high-performing charter schools and close those that are under-performing.
Kenney: would direct the SRC to ensure the District’s Charter School Office is aggressively providing proper oversight and increased transparency with respect to charter school budget surpluses.
Oliver: pledges to shift the focus of the SRC to more of a regulatory board focused on school performance and approval of performance improvement plans in all chronically underperforming schools.
Williams: would expand and fully staff the district’s charter school office.