Here are links to some of the interviews with me for my 2018 re-election campaign. Please be sure to contact me if you have any questions about the Rochester School Board or my particular understanding of the issues.
KAAL 6 Interview — October 30, 2018
“Julie Workman is seeking her third term for seat four.
“People always ask me why are you running again and I feel at this point I have a real good historical knowledge not only of the district but how the board functions,” she said.
An issue on the minds of some voters – the Office of Civil Rights found discipline disparities among minority students.
“I think it’s really important that students all have the same level playing field, the same shot at getting an education and part of that is understanding where they’re coming from in terms of cultural expectations, historical trauma, what kinds of things affect them in their home life,” said Workman.
Another issue at play is overcrowding.
Rochester keeps growing, but schools are already nearing maximum capacity.
“It’s apparent that our schools are overcrowded I don’t think anybody disagrees with that so we’ve had a community task force that’s been convening since June, working with a consultant and they had some preliminary brainstorming that they presented to the board several weeks ago in terms of thinking outside the box, and how can we creatively solve some of these issues while still remaining true to our mission of educating students, and within the financial constraints that we have,” Workman said.
Neither candidate ruled out having secondary-aged students taking public transportation to school, keeping in mind safety is the top priority. ”
Med City Beat — October 20, 2018
Get to know the candidates for Rochester School Board
Julie Workman Comment on Crowding in Schools in the Post Bulletin
October 17, 2018
How would you ease crowding in Rochester Schools?
by John Molseed
HISTORICAL Post Bulletin interview
October 4th, 2010: Julie Workman