The nonpartisan Citrus County School Board District 2 race will be on all voter ballots for the November 3 General Election. For more information, visit the Supervisor of Elections website at www.votecitrus.com.
Last day to register to vote in the General Election
Vote early at select locations from 8 am - 6 pm
Vote at assigned precincts on General Election Day from 7pm - 7pm
Many voters do not realize that three out of five current School Board members are retired teachers, including the incumbent in this race. In addition, the incumbent has held the District 2 seat for 20 years and is seeking a sixth term.
"The School Board should be more representative of our community and reflect a variety of professional experiences. New perspectives bring new ideas to the table and new ways to solve problems. It is time for a change in District 2 and if elected, I pledge to the voters that I would serve no more than two terms. I look forward to using my education and work experience to build relationships, advocate for students, families and staff, and bring a new dynamic to the School Board."
~ Danielle Damato Doty
Schools should reopen in August according to safety guidelines so that students can return to their educational and social development.
The district should work to increase resources to enhance the mental health and overall wellness of students and all employees.
State funding for increased new teacher pay and for other eligible instructional personnel must be equitable so that new teachers are not pitted against veteran teachers.
The district should guide students toward sustainable educational and career choices, including vocational/trade programs and concrete steps they can take to reach their goals.
To achieve "A" status, schools must provide more direct intervention to targeted populations of students with the lowest scores on the Florida Student Assessment.
The district needs a uniform approach implemented by highly qualified and properly trained teachers. Increased outreach and communication with the families of these students will also improve outcomes.