Julia Held

Contact Information
  • Name Julia Held
  • District Jamestown
  • Title on Committee (if any) Vice-chair
  • City/Town Jamestown
  • State/Province RI
  • ZIP/Postal Code 02835
  • Email Address [email protected]
  • Phone Number 4014231005
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 05/19/2005
  • Current Term Expiration 09/04/2016
Q4 : Do you expect to run for re-election when your current term expires?
  • No
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?

Our district is very small. The benefits of that include providing our students with a personalized, high- quality education, and allowing for them to form close relationships with faculty, staff, and administrators.

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

1. Continuing to provide an excellent education while remaining fiscally responsible. 2. Continuing to use student performance data effectively. 3. Assessing strengths and weaknesses of our updated curricula.

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?
  • Yes, I would 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.

The mechanics of online testing, especially for younger students, may ode some challenges that ought to be addressed, but I support the goals behind the Common Core standards.

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