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Lisa Loomis

Running for Board of Education

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Party: Democrat

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Age: 37

Marital Status: married

Current Residence: Middletown

Current Job: teacher

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Education: Masters, Wesleyan University

Why are you running for this office?
I think people making education policy decisions should know what it is like to be in the classroom. I want to use my experience as a teacher to help Middletown's kids. I want to be an active member of my community.
What is the most pressing local issue facing your community and how would you solve it (within the capacity of the office for which you are running)?
Closing the achievement gap through advocating for equitable educational opportunities.
With the state's ongoing budget crisis looming over the election, what are your plans for your community's budget? Is there anything you can do make your town less dependent on revenue from the state?
I will use my experience as a teacher to make sure we are not spending money on things that are not proven to help kids.
The legislature has been debating various ideas to allow towns to raise revenue locally through something other than property taxes. If you could ease your residents' property tax burden by adding another method of taxation, is there anything you might consider for your town?
This is beyond Board of Education.
Are you in favor of regionalizing more services in conjunction with other nearby communities? If so, which ones?
This is beyond Board of Education.
Should your school district get the same amount of education funding from the state if your district's enrollment is dropping?
Student demographics need to be taken into account such as number of special education and ELL students and numbers of students qualifying for free/reduced meals.
What's one thing most people don't know about you?
I'm an open book.