Lakeview Board President Kathleen Moore knows a little bit about public education.  You’d have to when your dad’s the principal of the school.

Kathleen tells Tim Collins on WBCK’s “Richard Piet Show” that she was in 8th grade when Bob Ward took the job as the Lakeview High School Principal.   Now, more than 40 years later, she’s been on the Lakeview school board for about 14 years. It took her about a year as a board member to figure out how the funding worked and how schools are supported, and credits the Michigan Association of School Boards for helping to get her up to speed, along with some longtime school board members who helped her along the way.

Check out the video of the conversation, as Kathleen talks about problems and solutions facing local school districts.

  • How BCVision fits into our local school picture.
  • Challenges some students face in getting a good education.
  • How the four districts in Battle Creek are collaborating more and talking more.
  • Dealing with disruptive students and using “Restorative Practices”
  • Work with Early Childhood programs and using conflict resolution with kids as young as four years old.
  • Teacher turnover, hiring, and staffing to relate to a diverse student population.
  • Challenges in finding substitute teachers, and qualifications needed.