SB Q6: 20 Questions for Langley School Board candidates

 

Pamala-Rose Combs (Township) – This is too open ended to answer in a short sentence.  

 Megan Dykeman (Township) – No. That is not a question that can be answered out of context. I believe that in the Langley School District our administrators and teachers do the very best they can to balance the need for structure with the need to explore when learning. Schools are meant to be places of learning and many of the best lessons are learned from making mistakes. Fostering a positive, inclusive and supportive environment in which mistakes can be learning opportunities is always a better solution for the child.

Kristine Ketter (Township) – Yes. While I do not believe that a simple suspension is the answer to discipline, I do think that children need to be held accountable for their actions.

Suzanne Perreault (Township) – Discipline is a punitive approach in language and action which can easily be skewed for more than perhaps what is being asked. If we were to teach more in depth on Character Development looking at social skills, etiquette and relational development (choice verse consequences) and how we desire to see children grow as adult, it would carry far more weight long term then any discipline from a societal basis. Character development becomes an integral part of the person where discipline has the potential to have a short term outcome that doesn’t root itself in the heart of the child.

Rod Ross (Township) – No. Schools are a reflection of the home. If students are being parented appropriately at home…ask any teacher and they will tell you…the students are amazing. The reverse is also true. Schools do a great job of working through issues with students. 

David Tod (Township) – Not discipline but positive behavior supports

 

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