Carlina has seen the results of imbalances across our school district. As our Councilwoman, she will make supporting our students, parents, teachers, and administrators with the right programs and equipment a top priority.
Reducing Overcrowding and Class Size – Smaller classes result in higher student achievement, so Carlina will demand that the City reduce class sizes while renovating and building new schools. Carlina successfully secured a space for a new school for Community School Districts 1 and 2 and will work to see that this design and construction is finalized.
School Leadership & Parental Involvement – Carlina will support the important work of our Community Education Councils, Presidents Councils, Parent Teacher Associations, School Leadership Teams, and Borough Student Advisory Committees, keeping parents involved in school oversight and accountability.
Resources – Carlina will deliver funds to upgrade school technology, establish sports programs, and sustain science, math, engineering, arts, and music (STEAM) as core, year-round subjects.
Diversity – Carlina will work with our CEC’s to desegregate our schools by expanding an admissions policy focused on diversity, while supporting culturally-responsive education and implicit bias training for school administrators and teachers.
Higher Education – As we ensure K-12 programming is preparing our next generation of leaders, Carlina also believes that our public university system should be fully funded by both the city and our state partners. The opportunity to obtain a degree is a path to equity for so many families, and our students and educators must have the resources they need to succeed in their respective roles.