Sol Allen: Newberg high school graduate, theater kid, and local dad.
As a Newberg grad and dad of young kids in Newberg schools, I am invested in our community. I will focus on providing students a well rounded, comprehensive education and the staffing & services necessary for their success.
"Students who take four years of arts and music classes score an average of over 150 points higher on the SAT than students who take only one-half year or less."
-Americans for the Arts
I will focus on comprehensive learning for our students, supporting Career & Technical Education, Performing Arts, and FFA, so graduates leave Newberg schools with a well rounded education that will ensure their success whether they go on to college or not.
Schools are struggling to recruit and retain necessary staff. I will work to increase our staff in order to meet the needs of our students. I want to learn more about what we are doing right, and what can be done better to have adequate staffing for our schools.
We've seen a drastic decrease in enrollment over the last ten years. This loss directly affects funding, program availability, and attracting students & staff. I will focus on solutions to increase enrollment.
Did you know?
Over the last ten years the Newberg School District has seen an 18% decrease in enrollment. This is more than 3x the loss neighboring districts have seen over the same time period. This directly affects the funding available to our schools, and the availability of programs, and our ability to recruit staff. I will focus on increasing enrollment.
(Oregon Department of Education)