20. Do you support or oppose efforts from county governments (County Executives or County Commissioners) to usurp the role of local school boards in the selection of local school superintendents or to infringe on their budget autonomy?
Since I believe in local control, I am in support of school board autonomy, with one caveat. The school board must be given the power to impose and collect its own taxes to fund the operating and capital budgets. Raising the money to fund what they spend creates a systemic responsibility that is currently missing.
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