Quick Clips: KLRN San Antonio School Board Candidate Forum

Scroll down to see the questions and jump to video of the candidates’ answers from the KLRN San Antonio Independent School District Candidate Forum.

The forum, hosted by KLRN, was moderated by San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea Vocab Sanderson and Melanie Mendez-Gonzales and broadcast on April 16, 2021.

Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/GDfDKMWroZ

Participants were, for District 1 Steve Lecholop and Sarah L Sorensen; for  District 3 Judit Vega; for District 4 Arthur V Valdez and Luke Amphlett and for District 7 Yasmin Parra Codina and Ed Garza.  Leticia Ozona, candidate for District 3, was not present.

Questions from the moderators:

1. What would be your top three priorities as a member of the school board?

https://youtu.be/GDfDKMWroZc?t=423

Order of answers:

Steve Lechelop

Sarah Sorensen

Judit Vega

Arthur Valdez

Luke Amphlett

Ed Garza

Yasmin Para Godina

2. What is one good thing the school district or school board has done that is good and maybe something else that is bad that they have done?

https://youtu.be/GDfDKMWroZc?t=1104

Order of answers:

Yasmin Para Godina

Ed Garza

Luke Amphlett

Arthur Valdez

Judit Vega

Sarah Sorensen

Steve Lechelop

3. How can the board be accessible to all members of the community, including students?

https://youtu.be/GDfDKMWroZc?t=1790

Order of answers:

Arthur Valdez

Luke Amphlett

Ed Garza

Yasmin Para Godina

Sarah Sorensen

Judit Vega

Steve Lechelop

4. Please share what you believe the SAISD school board can realistically do to ensure educational equity for all students and improve student achievement, ensuring everyone who graduates is college and career ready. Please provide specific examples.

https://youtu.be/GDfDKMWroZc?t=2394

Order of answers;

Judit Vega

Ed Garza

Yasmin Para Godina

Arthur Valdez

Luke Amphlett

Sarah Sorensen

Steve Lechelop

5. Please provide an example of an SAISD school board decision that you have agreed with and how that decision was approached. Please provide an example of an SAISD school board decision that you disagreed with, and if you were on the board at that time, how you would approach the situation.

https://youtu.be/GDfDKMWroZc?t=3061

Order of answers;

Luke Amphlett

Ed Garza

Judit Vega

Arthur Valdez

Steve Lechelop

Sarah Sorensen

Yasmin Para Godina

6. Do you support the direction that SAISD is currently on. Why or why not?

https://youtu.be/GDfDKMWroZc?t=3719

Order of answers;

Sarah Sorensen

Steve Lechelop

7. What are your plans for the future of police officers on campus?

https://youtu.be/GDfDKMWroZc?t=3961

Order of answers;

Ed Garza

Yasmin Para Godina

8. Mental health is an overlooked topic in our schools. What is your plan to implement mental health services for students and teachers?

https://youtu.be/GDfDKMWroZc?t=4183

Order of answers;

Arthur Valdez

Luke Amphlett

Question From the SAISD Student Coalition:

9. As students are craving the opportunity to learn more about our cultural history and we want to see our identity reflected in our education, what is your plan as a candidate to implement this kind of diverse curriculum?

Judit Vega https://youtu.be/GDfDKMWroZc?t=4391