Stacy is a bookkeeper by trade and wants to focus on how to use the budget as a moral compass and, after an audit, how to clearly address these priorities by focusing funding to school sites. She needs support navigating Board politics and using a community engagement model that includes organizing families. She believes that the sale of publicly-owned properties should be barred and that we should consider innovative ways to use properties like housing, community centers, etc.
There really is no big difference between Stacy Thomas and her opponent Sam Davis. They both support budget accountability and oppose school closures, publicly-owned property sales and charter school expansion.
Stacy is a little more adamant about abolishing the presence of police in schools. She believes that there is no real place for police in schools; while Sam sees that there could be some need for emergency police support but believes there should be no ongoing police presence.
They both need a little more support on seeing the impact of privatization beyond the school system, its connection to gentrification and how to address the impacts of gentrification within the schools.