Job descriptionSchool boards are the governing bodies of their school districts. Term is three 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.
ISD contact informationContact Coordinator of Board Operations
juliemoye@misdmail.org
817-797-8933

Who’s Running?

Keziah Valdes FarrarFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Keziah4Mansfield
Email: keziah4mansfield@yahoo.com
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Corinne FiagomeWebsite: http://www.corinneformisd.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CorinneforMISD
Twitter: https://twitter.com/corinneformisd
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/corinneformisd/
Email: corinne@corinneformisd.com
Phone: 817-769-2688
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Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Keziah Valdes Farrar
Corinne Fiagome
I’m Corinne Fiagome, Candidate for Place 4 on the Mansfield ISD School Board. I am:
- A Mom of three Mansfield ISD students (ages 8 -12)
- A Former teacher (High School English for 9th - 12th grade students receiving Special Education Services, 9th Grade English, and AVID)
- A Nonprofit Leader with 20 years of experience within organizations serving children, families, and the community.
I am committed to actively listening to and collaborating with educators, parents and community members to advocate for the best interests of our children… from learning to read, to learning to lead and beyond.
As Place 4 Trustee on the Mansfield ISD School Board, I will:
• Advocate for all students.
• Represent MISD families and our diversity.
• Support our schools' teachers and staff.
• Promote fiscal responsibility and community collaboration to meet students’ needs.
2. WHAT ARE THE CURRENT NEEDS OF YOUR DISTRICT AND WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR ADDRESSING THEM?
Keziah Valdes Farrar
Corinne Fiagome
In my opinion, the most important three issues currently facing MISD are:
• Coming back strong and united post-COVID.
• Managing the rapid growth in our district’s population.
• Strategically allocating limited financial resources to meet needs without raising property taxes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the necessity for us to equip ourselves and our students with the skills to adapt, be resilient, engage in thoughtful critical thinking, and work with others to solve problems.
As we face challenges of today and the years to come, we adults will need to communicate, collaborate, and put students’ needs first. That means making sure all students across our district have access to high-quality education, including such assets as classrooms with reasonable teacher-to-child ratios; fully staffed counseling services for students’ social-emotional support as well as course planning for college and career readiness; and inspiring curricula in areas such as STEAM, languages, and special needs programs. It also means making sure we are fully addressing the reading and writing skill development needs of our early learners in Pre-K thru 3rd grade and our English Language Learners; empowering children with learning differences and/or disabilities; and properly compensating and retaining the teachers and staff who are proven essential to making the whole system run.
And the great news for taxpayers is that we can continue improving our support for children, teachers, and staff without raising local property taxes. I have experience building collaborations with businesses and nonprofits to maximize the impact of limited resources to achieve greater outcomes.
3. WHAT POLICIES SHOULD YOUR DISTRICT PURSUE WITH REGARD TO SCHOOL SAFETY?
Keziah Valdes Farrar
Corinne Fiagome
Mansfield ISD’s board and administrators must support and protect the well-being of ALL students and staff. This must include active promotion of students’ and staffs’ physical, mental, and emotional safety. As a district, we must keep well-being and safety as priorities, and act with intentionality to identify and fix cracks in our system through which harm can enter. This includes actively targeting issues with bullying, drug and alcohol use, discrimination, and trauma. Policies include increased counseling support and meaningful communication throughout the district and between all stakeholders (students, parents and families, teachers and staff, etc.) on these issues. Action must follow discussion, and we must adopt a reiterative process of identifying, discussing, and solving issues as they come along.
4. 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?
Keziah Valdes Farrar
Corinne Fiagome
5. WHAT IMPACTS HAS THE PANDEMIC HAD ON STUDENTS, AND WHAT MEASURES SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED TO OFFSET THOSE IMPACTS?
Keziah Valdes Farrar
Corinne Fiagome
6. THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR HAS BEEN UNIQUE FOR TEACHERS AS WELL AS STUDENTS. WHAT IMPACTS HAS THIS HAD ON TEACHERS AND WHAT MEASURES SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED TO ADDRESS THEM?
Keziah Valdes Farrar
Corinne Fiagome
7. WHAT ARE YOUR SPECIFIC BUDGET PRIORITIES AND HOW WILL YOU BALANCE COMPETING BUDGETARY INTERESTS?
Keziah Valdes Farrar
Corinne Fiagome
8. HOW SHOULD THE BOARD ADDRESS DISPARITIES IN ACCESS TO EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND RESOURCES FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS AND PARTICULARLY STUDENTS OF COLOR?
Keziah Valdes Farrar
Corinne Fiagome
9. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Keziah Valdes Farrar
Corinne Fiagome