Job descriptionSchool boards are the governing bodies of their school districts. Term is four years.
DutiesSets district goals and priorities
Adopts and reviews district policies
Publish annual educational performance report
Hires and evaluates district superintendent
Adopts district budget and monitors district finances
Approves tax rate
Annual salaryUnpaid; reimbursed for official expenses.
MeetingsMonthly board meetings; special meetings called as needed.
District contact informationFaye Daniels
Executive Secretary to the Board
817-814-1921

Who’s Running?

Cade LovelaceWebsite: http://www.teamcade.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teamcadefw
Instagram: @teamcadefw
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Roxanne MartinezEmail: info@roxanne4fwisd.comRUNOFF

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Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Cade Lovelace
The FWISD Board of Trustees need leadership from the top and trustees that are ready from day one. I have managed employees and budgets for over 15 years while running my law firm. In my community, I have led multiple associations that achieved successful results. I have also led task forces that asked hard questions of people in power. My community activity has included significant service to our school district and our schools.
I know how a successful school district can empower students, teachers and the community.
Roxanne Martinez
2. WHAT ARE THE CURRENT NEEDS OF YOUR DISTRICT AND WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR ADDRESSING THEM?
Cade Lovelace
1. FWISD needs to address the COVID slide as the emergency that it is. I will ensure that FWISD's recovery plan is put into place and that each school receives the resources to be successful.
2. We need leadership from the FWISD Board that is centered on student achievement. The district’s leaders must openly share their decision-making processes. I will explore new ways to communicate, particularly at board meetings and from the schools. When decision-making processes are fully transparent, the community can understand the issues and the complexity of the decisions.
3. The zip code you live in should not affect the quality of your education. Trustees should make decisions centered around student achievement. Successfully educating black and brown children must be a priority for FWISD. Early learning centers need to be available in the areas with the most need. The Leadership Academy model should place more high-performing teachers at low-performing campuses.
Roxanne Martinez
3. WHAT SHOULD THE ROLE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT BE IN FORT WORTH SCHOOLS? SHOULD FWISD CONTINUE, AMEND, OR END THE CONTRACT FOR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS WITH FWPD?
Cade Lovelace
Keeping our children safe in FWISD schools is paramount. School Resource Officers provide part of that protection. FWISD should ensure that the SROs who are on each campus have the proper training to be able to successfully work with our children.
Roxanne Martinez
4. HOW SHOULD THE BOARD ADDRESS DISPARITIES IN ACCESS TO EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND RESOURCES FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS AND PARTICULARLY STUDENTS OF COLOR?
Cade Lovelace
The Board should use equitable practices to determine how resources are allocated going forward. FWISD will have data that shows which campuses need the resources the most, and the Board should allocate those resources accordingly.
Roxanne Martinez
5. HOW SHOULD TECHNOLOGY AND VIRTUAL LEARNING BE UTILIZED POST-PANDEMIC? WHAT LESSONS DID WE LEARN FROM THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR THAT CAN BE APPLIED TO IMPROVE THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM?
Cade Lovelace
This year was a unique year for education throughout the United States, and FWISD was no exception. No doubt FWISD’s data will show that learning in the classroom is the best location for most students. And as long as COVID is under control and TEA allows it, most students should be in the classroom. However, for some students virtual learning may be a great way for them to learn. FWISD should have the dexterity to allow virtual learning and should use this past year as an opportunity to expand its offerings including virtual learning. While it may not be work for everyone, a virtual learning program could be attractive to some students and could make FWISD attractive to some new students.
Roxanne Martinez
6. WHAT IMPACTS HAS THE PANDEMIC HAD ON FWISD STUDENTS, AND WHAT MEASURES SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED TO OFFSET THOSE IMPACTS?
Cade Lovelace
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected how students receive their education and how teachers deliver their instruction for the past year. Due to the instruction loss from the impact of the COVID virus, our students will show a significant loss of momentum. FWISD must address this COVID slide like the emergency that it is. FWISD needs a plan supported by the community and understood by the community to reclaim this loss. A plan supported by the community will instill confidence in the District and its decision makers. The District's plan needs to be successfully implemented in every school. As a Trustee, I will ensure that this plan is put into place and that each school receives the resources to be successful in implementing this plan. However if the district is not recovering from the educational loss , as Trustee I will leave no options off the table to successfully educate our kids and recover from the COVID slide.
Roxanne Martinez
7. THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR HAS BEEN UNIQUE FOR TEACHERS AS WELL AS STUDENTS. WHAT IMPACTS HAS THIS HAD ON FWISD TEACHERS AND WHAT MEASURES SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED TO ADDRESS THEM?
Cade Lovelace
This year has placed additional and new stress on teachers and administrators. FWISD should provide additional support in the form of emotion and social support for the teachers to accommodate for the new stressors from this highly unusual year.
Roxanne Martinez
8. WHAT ARE YOUR SPECIFIC BUDGET PRIORITIES AND HOW WILL YOU BALANCE COMPETING BUDGETARY INTERESTS?
Cade Lovelace
My largest budget priority is to place as many resources in the classroom as possible. FWISD must be centered around student achievement and therefore the budget should have that focus also. Further, as a property taxpayer and business owner, I understand how property taxes affect property owners and would work to balance the budget while still giving our children the best education. Finally, when determining competing budgetary interests, I would use an equity lens to provide resources to the under-served.
Roxanne Martinez
9. WHAT HAVE BEEN THE IMPACTS OF THE FWISD REZONING PLAN? DO YOU SEE ANY ADJUSTMENTS THAT NEED TO BE MADE?
Cade Lovelace
The rezoning allowed for a better pyramid scheme throughout FWISD. This will allow programs, including special programs in each pyramid and athletics, to be consistent from elementary school to high school. Also it allows students to keep lifelong friends throughout their public school education. All changes have unintended consequences, and any adjustments can be made once they are determined.
Roxanne Martinez
10. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Cade Lovelace
Roxanne Martinez