School Board Questionnaire Preview

It’s a lovely Friday here in Nebraska and we are pleased to have received many responses to our school board questionnaires!

Responses will be posted and grouped together by school district before the May primary. Questionnaires will be posted in their entirety, side by side with the responses of those in the district. No opinion on the candidates will be provided. Candidates’ websites and/or social media will be linked for voters to get to know them better.

  1. We also invite our readers to add any questions they would like their school board candidates to answer. Please contact Jade at and she will gladly add your questions to our questionnaire, or email them directly to the school board candidate of interest to you.

If you would like to participate, please reach out to Jade. Here is what our questionnaires ask:

  1. 1. Why did you decide to run for school board?
  2. 2. What do you hope to accomplish if elected?
  3. 3. What do you think is the biggest challenge facing your local public schools?
  4. 4. How will you ensure inclusiveness for all students?
  5. 5. Do you advocate for traditional learning vs accommodating learning?
  6. 6. How do you feel about classroom sizes? What and how would you change this?
  7. 7. How do you feel about standardized tests? Do you feel there is a better way to assess what the students learned?
  8. 8. What do you think a school board member’s job is?
  9. 9. How do you feel about the arts? Sports?
  10. 10. What do you feel should be the focus of your school?
  11. 11. What do you feel your local public school is doing well?
  12. 12. What do you feel your public school should improve? Any ideas on how?
  13. 13. Do you think religion should be in your school?
  14. 14. Do you think your beliefs should be leading your local school?
  15. 15. How do you handle differences of opinions/beliefs on a subject?
  16. 16. Do you have kids in school? Do they attend the school district of the board you are running for?

More about Nico Emerson

Nicolette "Nico" L. Emerson is an observer of politics in small town Nebraska, especially as it pertains to education, school boards, and adults who want to decide the direction of the next generation.