Questions & Answers
Updated: Mar 30, 2022
Many individuals ask the same or similar questions, so I am posting here the most common I receive. They are in no particular order.
I will continue adding periodically, so please come back and re-visit from time to time.
How long have you lived in Sussex?
My wife and two boys have lived in Sussex since 2015.
What do you do professionally?
I am a business and technical program manager with almost three decades of experience.
What do you feel makes you qualified for this public office?
I am an excellent leader and a strong analytical and critical thinker. I am familiar and comfortable with all aspects of business and know how to run an organization.
Principles and Issues
Why is the parental rights issue so important?
Many parents tell me that they want to be the ultimate decision-maker for their children. They don't want government, educators, or other special-interest groups dictating what they or their children must do. Rights of parents extend not only to decision making but also knowing about things that affect their children. This applies to things coming from the board (e.g. policies, decisions, procedures, etc.) as well as educators (e.g. curriculum). The visibility easy to access, readily available, and transparent (i.e. complete and full disclosure, not just summarized and without missing information).
Should masks be mandated in Hamilton School District schools?
No. Studies and scientific evidence have proven what we've suspected from the beginning, namely that masking children doesn't prevent the spread of viruses and it actually can do more harm than good. Regardless of whether or not you believe this is true, the decision for masking students should be a parental one.
Should vaccines be mandated?
No. Parents are accountable for their children's health, and any medical decision should be left to the parents.
Useful Information and Statistics about Our School District
Where can I find some statistics on Hamilton school district performance?