LWVLeague of Women Voters of California
Santa Clara County, CA November 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter

Frances R. "Fran" Kruss
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Governing Board Member; Proposed Mountain View/Whisman School District


The questions were prepared by the Los Altos - Mountain View League of Women Voters and asked of all candidates for this office.

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Questions & Answers

1. How would you contribute toward the development of unity among the members of the new board and members of the school community to achieve harmonious merger of the new district?

I am a good listener. I approach issues with questions:
-"How is this going to effect our children and their education?"
-"How is the staff going to be effected?"
-"What process was used to reach this outcome?"
-"How much will it cost?" Where are we going to get the funding?"
-"What are our priorities?" Our Strategic Plan should reflect these priorities.
-"Are we making decisions based on our priorities?" Children First!

Having the involvement and input of parents, staff, community (including businesses), and administrators, will assist the newly formed board to get to know the people who are part of this new community. Definitely the Board will be a big part of this new community of learners. I will need your input, to assist me in getting to know you and in making difficult decisions.

2. What is your vision for the newly merged district?

My vision for the newly merged district is to take the best policies, practices, programs, and people to ensure that every child can be a successful learner.

3. What issues or events have shaped your decision to seek trusteeship on the school board?

I have enjoyed being a member of the Whisman School Board for several years. We will be facing many decisions and challenges as a new board and newly merged district. I can bring both my critial thinking and decision making, plus my years of experience on the Whisman School District Board to this trusteeship. Vote Kruss for Kids.

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