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.
MeetingsTwice monthly board meetings; special meetings called as needed.
ISD contact informationContact Financial Services Dept
elections@southlakecarroll.edu
817-949-8272

Who’s Running?

Lynda WarnerEmail: lynda@lyndawarner.com
Cameron “Cam” BryanWebsite: https://www.cambryan4cisd.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CamBryan4CISD
Email: cambryan4cisd@gmail.com
Phone: 214-699-9257

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Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Lynda Warner
Cameron “Cam” Bryan
As a career public servant and leader in the aviation industry, I bring over 30 years of budget, personnel, and public policy experience. My office, in which I manage, administers a $750 million annual budget providing funding to airports for infrastructure development. My entire career has been dedicated to prioritizing airport infrastructure needs, building capital plans to meet those needs and developing public policy around those needs. This experience will serve the CISD board and administration well in preparation for and implementation of a short, mid and long-term capital plan for the district.
In addition, over the last seven years, I served on the board of directors of Dragon Youth Football (DYF) and the North Texas Football League (NTFL), serving as president of DYF last year and current president of the NTFL. Experience in board governance is important as I will bring an immediate understanding and respect for the governance aspect of board participation, placing particular emphasis on the importance of open and transparent communication.
Finally, I have spent the last decade coaching, teaching and mentoring the youth in this community through leading numerous youth athletic and academic teams. Having worked directly with hundreds of CISD students and parents, I understand the importance of building relationships to instill trust. The same is true serving on the school board. We must make every effort to build relationships with students and parents while sharing our common values to rebuild the trust of our community.
2. WHAT ARE THE CURRENT NEEDS OF YOUR DISTRICT AND WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR ADDRESSING THEM?
Lynda Warner
Cameron “Cam” Bryan
Implementing policies that put the students first, improving district excellence and being fiscally responsible are outcomes I will bring to the board when working on solutions to the many important issues facing our school district today.
A students first mentality means passing policies that benefit all students. Our focus should always be on improving our academic curriculum in the classroom while building on or introducing new programs that challenge our students. I support assessing our academic curriculum and existing programs to determine areas where we can improve.
Additionally, improving district excellence means we have to understand our teachers in the classroom are the single most important factor to keeping our district’s exemplary status. Our challenge as a district is to ensure we hire and retain the best and brightest teachers while providing them with the tools and resources they need to be successful. To do this, I will work to improve teacher recruitment practices and find innovative ways to incentivize teachers to remain in the district.
Lastly, as a Chapter 49 (Robin Hood) designated school district, we have to be mindful our budget dollars are spent on the highest priority items. The taxpayers in this community put their trust in the school board to set reasonable tax rates, pass balanced budgets and allocate funding to the highest priority items.
3. WHAT POLICIES SHOULD YOUR DISTRICT PURSUE WITH REGARD TO SCHOOL SAFETY?
Lynda Warner
Cameron “Cam” Bryan
We must continue to place high priority on and ensure a safe environment in our schools for our students, teachers and administrators. I support investing in new and innovative safety technology, such as door sensors and cameras, that will help deter unwanted ingress to our campuses and schools. In addition, our school resource officer program is a success and we must continue to support this program.
I am also a strong proponent of turning our focus to getting students back in the classroom. By next Fall the majority of our teachers and administrators will have either received the vaccination or had an opportunity to receive the vaccination. I am committed to working this summer to develop plans for safely opening our schools to all students.
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?
Lynda Warner
Cameron “Cam” Bryan
We must be better prepared as a school district for future pandemics and/or any other catastrophe that force online learning. I will support and advocate for a crisis management plan to address this issue. One element of this plan should be specific instruction in how to utilize technology to create an environment for effective learning. I do not believe virtual learning can ever be as effective as in-person learning but I do know we can do better. Our district implemented an elective virtual academy, this school year, for students to attend class from home. Most parents and teachers I've talked to agree in order to be more effective teaching and learning in this environment we should dedicate a composition of teacher(s) to online instruction only and provide them the proper training, resources and tools to be successful.
5. WHAT IMPACTS HAS THE PANDEMIC HAD ON STUDENTS, AND WHAT MEASURES SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED TO OFFSET THOSE IMPACTS?
Lynda Warner
Cameron “Cam” Bryan
We have to recognize there will be some learning losses across all grade levels due to the pandemic. At this point it is unknown how extensive the learning losses are in our district. However, we have to start working now and diligently over the summer months to create a plan of action that will be ready to implement when our schools open next Fall. That plan may include elements such as focusing on helping students work up to their current grade level rather than re-teaching at the lower grade level, increasing the opportunity for tutoring, and parent assisted at home learning. I am committed to ensuring all students, that may have experienced learning losses in the 2020/2021 school year, have an opportunity to catch up to current grade levels.
In addition, we have to consider the impact on the mental health of our students. We are experiencing a significant rise in the number of students reporting different levels of anxiety due to the pandemic. Our district has an excellent counseling program; however, we may have to consider adding additional assistance to our counselors to mitigate this impact.
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?
Lynda Warner
Cameron “Cam” Bryan
Our teachers are under tremendous stress trying to juggle in-person and online learning. It is unknown at this time whether we will have to continue to offer both next school year; however, we must continue to plan as if we are and work to finding ways to be more effective. Addressing teacher training for effective online learning and developing a means for hosting an actual virtual academy, rather than cameras in the classrooms, should be our first priorities. In addition, this pandemic has highlighted the importance of developing and maintaining a crisis management plan. We have to be prepared if something of this magnitude happens in the future.
7. WHAT ARE YOUR SPECIFIC BUDGET PRIORITIES AND HOW WILL YOU BALANCE COMPETING BUDGETARY INTERESTS?
Lynda Warner
Cameron “Cam” Bryan
Placing a priority on passing balanced budgets, reducing the district's reliance on bond referendum funding and eliminating wasteful spending will lead to our district becoming fiscally responsible. As a Chapter 49 (Robin Hood) designated district, we have to be mindful to assure budget expenditures (our tax dollars) are spent wisely and appropriately. I will advocate for conducting a district-wide efficiency audit to identify areas we can become more efficient in our administration. I will work to find innovative ways to bring in additional funding to the district to bolster our budget and help reduce the impact of Robin Hood and the additional tax burden of our bond debt while continuing to "sharpen the pencil" in our existing budget to weigh competing priorities.
8. HOW SHOULD THE BOARD ADDRESS DISPARITIES IN ACCESS TO EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND RESOURCES FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS AND PARTICULARLY STUDENTS OF COLOR?
Lynda Warner
Cameron “Cam” Bryan
We are fortunate the Carroll ISD graduation rate is in the top 1% for all Texas high schools and approximately 98% of our students enter a university or college after graduating. A recent academic study, conducted by our district of student test scores, showed no significant gaps due to student ethnicity. This a testament to our administration and teachers providing an equal opportunity for all students to learn in our classrooms.
9. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Lynda Warner
Cameron “Cam” Bryan
With two children currently in the district, I want to continue my service to the community in this capacity as I believe it is my civic duty. I believe CISD’s commitment to excellence in academics, athletics, the arts, programs for gifted and talented students and children with learning differences makes CISD the best school district in the state of Texas. Continuous improvement in all of these categories is possible and necessary to ensure the best and brightest future for our students.
Additionally, improving district excellence means we have to understand our teachers in the classroom are the single most important factor to keeping our district’s exemplary status. Our challenge as a district is to ensure we hire and retain the best and brightest teachers while providing them with the tools and resources they need to be successful.
Lastly, as a board we have to continue to pass district policies that benefit all students. Our focus should always be on improving our academic curriculum in the classroom while building on or creating more programs that challenge our students.