Jeff Gale – Cranston Ward 1

Q1 : Contact Information
  • Name Jeff Gale
  • District Ward One
  • Title on Committee (if any) School Committee Member
  • City/Town Cranston
  • State/Province RI
  • ZIP/Postal Code 02905
  • Email Address [email protected]
  • Phone Number 401229-2101
Q2 : Were you elected or appointed to your position?
  • Elected
Q3 : When were you first elected/appointed to the School Committee? When does your term expire?
  • First Elected 01/04/2012
  • Current Term Expiration 01/04/2016
Q4 : Do you expect to run for re-election when your current term expires?
  • I don’t know
PAGE 3: Current Issues Facing RI Students
Q5 : Think for a moment about your district. What makes your district great? What makes you most proud?

The students, our diversity.

Q6 : What are the most important challenges you see in your district as we enter in to the 2015/2016 school year?

Implementing the sports and music programs we brought back and the pilot full-day Kindergarten classes.

PAGE 4: Requiring PARCC Testing
Q7 : Does your district have a policy that requires students to participate in state wide testing (like PARCC)?
  • No
Q8 : While there is not a state mandate to require students to participate in state assessments like PARCC, some districts have passed local policies that would require participation in the state assessments.  If your district were to propose a policy to require participation in state assessments, would you vote in favor of that policy?
  • No, I would not vote in favor of a policy requiring students to participate in state assessments.
Q9 : If you have other comments on PARCC or other testing policies, please share them here.

I believe that we do test too much and need to look at both district testing and statewide testing.

PAGE 5: Final Thoughts
Q10 : Thank you for participating in our first School Committee Survey.  If you have any thing you would like to know, you can share those comments here or email us at [email protected]
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