Name: Roman R. Romanovski
Occupation: Cook at the Bear Tooth Theater
Registered Political Party: Non-Affiliated
Why are you running for the School Board?: A good education starts with involved parents and is followed by concerned teachers and then an effective administration. These days the administrations hands are tied by Federal mandates. I am going to increase local control of our district by fighting the federal governments unconstitutional mandates. I will bring a different perspective to the Board, one full of creative cost cutting ideas because I think outside the box.
What one sentence best describes your philosophy of how the school district should be run?: From the bottom up.
What letter grade would you give the current school board, and why?: C, They are not doing a bad job. Schools across the country are facing budget problems so our district is average. I am thankful our state has the funds to supply us with 2/3 of our budget but we can't rely on oil revenues forever. Oil is a finite resource and our education system should be for posterity and we have tied these two things together. The Board needs to focus more on long term measures of cutting costs, finding efficiencies and sustainable funding.