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50 Reasons to Vote for Fred Campos for HEB ISD School Board Place 7

In an effort to share my perspective with you, consider my explanation of the stages we all go through in life. Not everyone feels they can move up, but I believe involved citizens do try to progress forward. I want the children in our district to grow up being healthy, wealthy, wise, tax paying, society contributing, adults who grow up and leave the nest. Where do you find yourself in the stages listed below?

Stage 1: Needy Usually children and a few adults that require up to 100% support from parents and society.
Stage 2: Self-Sufficient Individuals Adults able to pay and take care of themselves without aid.
Stage 3: Self-Sufficient Families Adults who are able to take care of themselves & their families.
Stage 4: Society Contributors Adults who take care of themselves, their families but also have time and resources to better the community and their corner of the world.

Did you find yourself? When I view this list as a 45 years old, I see myself at a “Stage 4” time in my life. I believe I serve my family, my church, my friends and co-workers well. Now I want to “kick it up a notch,” as chef Emeril Lagasse would say. I am ready and willing to serve you and our community. As you consider voting for me this coming May, I offer this list.

50 Reasons to Vote for Fred Campos

1. Fred Campos is a 23 year resident of Bedford and has two, and soon to be three, children attending HEB ISD schools. He and his wife Karen reside at 3832 Periwinkle Street, Bedford, TX 76021.

2. Fred Campos has lived 43 years in the North Texas area. He graduated from Grapevine High School and attended the University of North Texas for three years, majoring in Computer Science.

3. Fred Campos is an active member of the HEB Chamber of Commerce.

4. Fred Campos has owned businesses in all three cities: Bedford, Hurst and currently Euless.

5. Fred Campos is very proud of our district, and the decisions made by our existing and former trustees.

6. Fred Campos is not running against a current board member but rather running to fill the vacancy in Place 7 that will be left as Mark Cyrier, a fine and dedicated trustee, retires.

7. With his own kids spread throughout the HEB ISD, Fred Campos has the unique perspective, insight and experience with multiple schools at the elementary, junior high and high school levels.

8. Fred Campos believes EDUCATION is the second best gift that a parent can give a child, with a relationship with God being first.

9. Fred Campos believes in the success of ALL children in our district.

10. Fred Campos believes parents should be involved in the learning process as they are the first and foremost educators of their children.

11. Fred Campos is married to a retired elementary school teacher, Karen Campos. Together they both believe the profession of educators should be held in high regard.

12. Fred’s wife, Karen Campos, graduated from the University of North Texas in five years with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Elementary Education with a 4.0. Yes, Fred married UP the food chain.

13. Fred Campos believes it “takes a village to educate children” and sees cooperation from the home, the school, and the district as integral to the success of the students.

14. Fred Campos is a member of, attends and serves regularly at Fellowship Church in Grapevine.

15. Fred Campos is a God fearing, Bible studying, knee praying, connect group leader.

16. Fred Campos does not drink, smoke, or allow his kids to watch ANY live television. “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”

17. Fred Campos is an avid reader, enjoying and learning from more than 50 books a year.

18. According to his teenage daughter, Caitlyn, Fred Campos is a “smart phone auditing, technology collecting, teacher emailing, online grade checking, college encouraging, chore charting, allowance motivating, friend evaluating, over-the-top boyfriend approving, overly involved dad.”

19. Fred Campos is a reverse software engineer, remittance software developer, small business web designer and humorous public speaker.

20. Due to the nature of his work, Fred Campos is a creative out-of-the-box thinker, idea generator and solution finder.

21. Fred Campos is a CC (Competent Communicator) Toastmaster. He has won club, area, and district level humorous speaking contests.

22. Fred Campos is a compelling public speaker, having taught and presented at more than 55 tradeshows and groups, over the past 10 years.

23. Fred and Karen Campos both serve as volunteers in many different capacities throughout the year at the schools their children attend.

24. Fred Campos is currently a community member volunteer for Trojan Talk at Trinity High School. He mentors and leads group discussions each month on topics relevant to teenagers.

25. Fred Campos currently attends with his family and supports a wide variety of district events such as sports, competitions, band events, language presentations, Suzuki strings, Elementary Honor Choir, Spelling and Geography Bees, and PTAs.

26. Fred Campos has completed the HEB ISD Leadership Academy.

27. Fred Campos has participated in and graduated from the HEB ISD Leadership Academy II.

28. Fred Campos supports the district concept of “Core Knowledge.

29. Fred Campos supports the district concept of Strategic Planning and Continuous Improvement.

30. Fred Campos has attended more than 20 public school board meetings over the past 2 1/2 years.

31. Fred Campos is acquainted with the key players in administration and has read and reviewed all board agendas, slides, and presentations over the past three years.

32. Fred Campos, being a geeky engineer, has read and studied the mounds of public statistical data associated with the district ranging from budget dollars to demographics of our students.

33. Fred Campos believes in frugal spending, balanced budgets and stretching every penny of the district’s stakeholders.

34. Fred Campos is a continuous learner who embraces and studies technology, always on the lookout for high quality free opportunities to help educate our children, like Duolingo, Memrise, Khan Academy. Check them out!

35. Fred Campos, having run a social media company in the past, understands the benefits and pitfalls of social media communication and our ever widening digital footprint.

36. Fred Campos has served the community previously on the following three boards: the DFW Writer’s Group (in Euless as treasurer for two years), the Rustic Woods Neighborhood Association (in Bedford as treasurer for two years) and the Irving Toastmaster Club (in Irving as president for a year).

37. Fred Campos believes all children should have the opportunity to attend college if they choose, but wants to encourage and provide solid success paths for our children who choose not to immediately after high school.

38. Fred Campos has shared coffee with existing trustees, attended Superintendent lunches and spent time with former Superintendent, Gene Buinger.

39. Fred Campos is willing to make the time and commitment to attend all school board meetings.

40. Fred Campos will have three children in the district attending three different schools at all three levels: elementary, junior high, and high school, all at the same time. This placement, gives him a unique perspective of the district at all three levels.

41. Fred Campos has been involved with his children in district for the past 11 years.

42. Fred Campos understands firsthand the struggles of single and blended families in our district.

43. Fred Campos understands the potential problems that may arise in regards to education issues for blended kids, step-parents, visitation models and vacation planning.

44. Fred Campos’s 16 year old daughter, Caitlyn Campos, attends L.D. Bell High School. She plays clarinet in the marching band, and is pursuing the International Baccalaureate program.

45. Fred Campos understands the special needs of a dyslexic 504 coded child and the struggles parents go through in assisting and advocating for these kids.

46. Fred Campos’s 11 year old son, Zachary Campos, currently involved in the World Languages Program, attends Viridian Elementary School, sings HEB Elementary Honor Choir, and has recently been accepted into the IBI Program to learn Arabic at Central Jr. High.

47. Fred Campos understands the social and emotional needs of gifted and talented children and the struggles parents go through in assisting and advocating for these kids.

48. Both of Fred Campos’s older children, Caitlyn & Zachary have been involved in HEB’s Spanish Immersion Program.

49. By the time Fred’s youngest son graduates from high school, Fred will have been involved in the district AS A PARENT for 24 years.

50. When Fred Campos’s children have all completed high school, Fred will possibly have been involved in seven of HEB ISD’s schools.

Please vote for Fred Campos, School Board Place 7, this May 2015!

What questions do you have for Fred Campos running in Place 7?

Fred Campos is currently running in Place 7 in May 2015. To stay up on current his campaign, views, and news, make sure you subscribe to this feed.

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Fred Campos Continues to Answer Questions on Home Schooling & CSCOPE
Fred Campos Continues to Answer Questions on
Home Schooling, Vouchers & CSCOPE

When running for office, many groups submit questionnaires for candidates to answer. This is Part 5 of a series from which I am concluding my answers to Donna Smith of the Northeast Tarrant Tea Party. To start at the beginning, click here.


NE Tarrant Tea Party
School Board Candidate Questionnaire Continued

8. Do you support or oppose the right of parents to homeschool their children? What are your thoughts on school vouchers?

Every parent should always have the right to homeschool their kids and have vouchers if they want them. I am in favor of choices. HEB ISD is a school system of choice. Most parents in our district can choose their school, choose from a variety of sought after programs from Spanish Immersion to Suzuki Strings. As long as we strive to keep HEB ISD exceptional, vouchers have little or no impact on us financially. Parents are continuing to pick HEB ISD over private or home schooling. I know I did.

9. Which programs would you cut at the ISD, and which ones would you grow?

During the $12 million cuts over two years ago, the board and administration went and examined every department and cut things like dancing class and those benefiting the very few. As I explained in question four, you have to always being examining what isn’t working or benefiting the greatest number of the students. Financial efficiency isn’t something you do only when times are tough, it is something you examine consistently all the time.

In areas of growth—languages! Our children are growing up in a global worldwide economy, outside of Mexico, the United States is the 2nd largest Spanish speaking country in the world, and 1/3 of Texans don’t speak English at home. The one area we can grow that benefits ALL students from the future college bound lawyers, to the back-of-house restaurant worker, from the international businessmen to a local sprinkler small business owner, is a second language. Becoming bilingual or trilingual is no longer a want but a need for our children. HEB is a leader in early language development—we must increase student enrollment in this great program.

10. What are your thoughts on the recent controversy over CSCOPE?

There are so many things I don’t like about CSCOPE. HEB ISD does not use CSCOPE, and I would like to see it remain that way.

11. Please share anything else you’d like voters to know. Use additional paper as needed.

Thank you for reading this. I need your vote. Please visit and promote my website at: http://www.FredCamposforHEB.com. Furthermore, contact me with any questions or comments.

How do you feel about homeschool vouchers? Your thoughts on CSCOPE? Would you like to submit a question to Fred’s queue? Please submit in the comment section below.

Fred Campos ran for HEB ISD School Board Place 1 in May 2013 and is currently running in Place 7 in May 2015. To stay up on current his campaign, views, and news, make sure you subscribe to this feed.

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Fred Campos Continues to Answer Questions on Taping Executive Sessions
Fred Campos Continues to Answer Questions on
Taping Executive Sessions

When running for office, many groups submit questionnaires for candidates to answer. This is Part 4 of a series from which I am continuing my answers to Donna Smith of the Northeast Tarrant Tea Party. To start at the beginning, click here.


NE Tarrant Tea Party
School Board Candidate Questionnaire Continued

7. Should executive sessions of the school board be taped/recorded? These recordings would be retained for a period of several years, and they would not be subject to disclosure except by court order or by permission of the governing body.

The thinking and motivation behind this idea is a very good one. Sadly other districts have abused executive session as a place to hide and not share out in the open what should be out in the open. I am happy to report, HEB’s existing board has very, very short executive sessions and focuses mainly on litigation, personnel problems and real estate. Regardless of how this policy continues, I will encourage that executive sessions remain focused on exceptions and not be a place to hide. Your vote for me is one of ACCOUNTABILITY in this area.

That said, let me shed some light on why this idea is not completely legal, practical and beneficial in every case. We must elect trustees that are intelligent, accountable, and trustworthy individuals but this suggestion alone with not fix the root problem.

Legal & Litigation: Even as the number one school district in Texas, HEB tries very hard to stay out of legal issues. Nevertheless with a district of our size working with our personnel, students, parents, teachers, vendors, community, our city, state and national representatives to name a few, legal issues have to be discussed. Most of the time, those issues have to be communicated with attorneys. Our legal system does not allow everything to be taped and waving attorney/client privileges can be costly to the taxpayers and the district.

Practical & Personal Problems: One of the hardest jobs of a school board member is assisting in discussion of staff reduction or the termination of employees due to a variety of issues. Certain personal issues deserve the humiliation of the public and media. Taping certainly would provide that. However in the majority of the minor personnel issues, we should preserve the dignity of the employee, a private reprimand is needed and should not necessarily be taped or handled in a public manner.

Beneficial & Real Estate: Our district is growing and the discussion of future school locations and the purchase of real estate out in the public before it happens would be exceptional costly to the district, and especially the taxpayers. The board must have an “off the record” non-taped place to discuss these issues without driving up the cost.

Finally, do we really want to empower YET another government body or a court to be bombarded with frivolous requests in an effort to gain tapes of real estate insider knowledge, or upcoming RFP discussions? This idea would be distracting and very costly. The statement “not subject to disclosure except by court order” serves very little initial protection and requires a great deal of legal intervention on the board’s and administration’s part to protect the taxpayers. Attorneys would be involved in every single outside tape inquiry request.

A better solution is to continue to elect intelligent accountable people who can manage and use executive session properly and not hide behind it.

Stay tuned Tuesday, April 2nd as Fred continues to answer the final group of Donna’s questions. To tape or not tape can be a highly controversial issue among different school board candidates. What are your thoughts? Would you like to submit a question to Fred’s queue? Please submit in the comment section below.

Fred Campos ran for HEB ISD School Board Place 1 in May 2013 and is currently running in Place 7 in May 2015. To stay up on current his campaign, views, and news, make sure you subscribe to this feed.

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Fred Campos Continues to Answer Questions on Minimums and District Lobbyists
Fred Campos Continues to Answer Questions on
Minimums and District Lobbyists

When running for office, many groups submit questionnaires for candidates to answer. This is Part 3 of a series from which I am continuing my answers to Donna Smith of the Northeast Tarrant Tea Party. To start at the beginning, click here.


NE Tarrant Tea Party
School Board Candidate Questionnaire Continued

5. Do you support having a minimum percentage of school district payroll expenses of professional staff be full-time classroom teachers? If so, what minimum percentage would you support?

HEB has a high percentage of teacher payroll and an exceptionally good number of full-time classroom teachers. I encourage that this continue to be as high as possible. There are many variables that contribute to HEB being the number one district for the last six years using its “bang for the buck” formula of student performance and financial efficiency. We have, I believe, the finest administrators studying this ratio constantly, among others. It is impractical for me to suggest a specific percentage and it may be necessary to change this from year to year.

This question alludes to the idea that professional full-time classroom staffing is the single best way for our students to gain a world class public education. For now I tend to agree, but I am following up and watching new technologies emerge that might challenge a “teacher centric” focus in the future. The work of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation backed, Khan Academy, is an unbelievable, effective, and perhaps an up and coming new educational paradigm.

Innovation and other educational learning advancements will alter our future district payroll expenses, re-define full-time professional classroom staffing, and could greatly change what we would consider exceptional “minimum percentages.”

6. Should the ISD be allowed to hire professionals to lobby the state government for changes in policy or revenue? Explain.

I have seen bigger districts do this and I don’t have all of their facts as to why. Perhaps for them it might make sense, as a great deal of their money goes down to Austin. However, that is clearly not the case for HEB, and I DO NOT believe it is beneficial or fruitful for our particular district.

I am pleased some of our existing board members and administration continue to have conversation with key legislators to protect our interests. I will do the same. Our district hiring professional lobbyist would be a WASTE of funds.

Stay tuned Saturday, March 30th as Fred continues to answer the next group of Donna’s questions. What are your thoughts on mandatory minimums and districts spending money on lobbyists? Would you like to submit a question to Fred’s queue? Please submit in the comment section below.

Fred Campos ran for HEB ISD School Board Place 1 in May 2013 and is currently running in Place 7 in May 2015. To stay up on current his campaign, views, and news, make sure you subscribe to this feed.

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Fred Campos Continues to Answer Questions on Transparency, Robin Hood & District Financial Issues
Fred Campos Continues to Answer Questions on
Transparency, Robin Hood & District Financial Issues

When running for office, many groups submit questionnaires for candidates to answer. This is Part 2 of a series from which I am continuing my answers to Donna Smith of the Northeast Tarrant Tea Party. To start at the beginning, click here.


NE Tarrant Tea Party
School Board Candidate Questionnaire Continued

2. Will you support any and all efforts to implement full transparency in government, requiring open budget books (including expenditures and details of payments) on one, easy-access, searchable and use-friendly website?

Yes, and thanks to technology, I believe this transparency is becoming even easier to implement. For now, I am very pleased that financial records, budgets, and spending details can be found at:
http://www.boarddocs.com/tx/hebisd/Board.nsf/Public

In regards to personal transparency, with a business background in social media, you would expect that nearly everything I do, every place I go, and every person I meet or discuss is publicly documented. (For extreme examples of this statement, study the Twitter account @Fred24Live)

3. “Robin Hood” is a program meant to equalize funding in the state’s public school districts by, in part, taking money from districts with the highest levels of property tax revenue and giving it to poorer districts. Would you be in favor of eliminating Robin Hood in Texas? If so, what actions will you take?

I am in favor of eliminating Robin Hood. It was a good idea that didn’t work. Most districts are maxed out on their maximum maintenance-and-operations (M&O) tax rate of $1.50 per $100, and in 20 years it didn’t solve the problem. As a board member there is little I can do to change the state’s problem. As a citizen, I support all efforts and new ideas to revamp this ongoing problem.

4. What are your top three recommendations in handling the current financial issues facing the ISD?

1. Plan Ahead for Funding Problems. HEB ISD has an incredible history of financial efficiency; this is largely in part to forward planning before shortfall issues show up. We must anticipate that state funding will change and monitor current district population changes. We must always be looking ahead to our needs 5, 10, even 20 years out.

2. Examine Existing & Future Spending on Needs vs Wants. Having a highly approved bond election is not ticket to write checks on everything. There are a lot of good ideas. We must focus on “good vs. great” and “needs vs. wants.” Furthermore, we need to make sure our needs benefit the highest number of students in our district, not just the few.

3. Always Be Examining Areas to Cut. When the state cut funding in the past unexpectedly, HEB cut programs that weren’t meeting the maximum number of students (like dance, etc.). Even before cuts become necessary, we should always be examining areas to cut in order to maximize every dollar.

Stay tuned Thursday, March 28th as Fred continues to answer the next group of Donna’s questions. What are your thoughts on transparency, “Robin Hood” or handling district financial issues? Would you like to submit a question to the queue to be answered? Please submit in the comment section below.

Fred Campos ran for HEB ISD School Board Place 1 in May 2013 and is currently running in Place 7 in May 2015. To stay up on current his campaign, views, and news, make sure you subscribe to this feed.

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Fred Campos Visits the NT Tea Party & Answers Questions
Fred Campos Visits the NE Tarrant Tea Party, March 11th

When running for office, many groups submit questionnaires for candidates to answer. As a current candidate, I am compiling a list of questions with my answers for your review in one place. Please note: The questions are listed in the order they were received. Furthermore, I am planning to visit as many of these groups as possible, so they can have an accurate and clear understanding of my platform.

On March 2nd, Donna Smith of NE Tarrant Tea Party asked me to visit their March 11th meeting at Southlake’s Grace Community Church and respond to their School Board Candidate Questionnaire. I was honored to attend and I look forward to hearing Greg Abbott speak at their April 8th meeting. Please come as I would love to meet you. Below begins my answers to Donna’s questions…


NE Tarrant Tea Party
School Board Candidate Questionnaire

Your name and the position you’re seeking:

My name is Federico Campos, Jr., but you may call me Fred, and I am seeking Place 1 for HEB ISD School Board.

I am a Christ following conservative with three children growing up in district and I am asking for your vote.

My oldest daughter Caitlyn, turns 14 at the end of the month, and is an eighth grader in HEB’s Spanish Immersion program at Harwood Junior High. She started out coded 503 with dyslexia but now is on track to be part of HEB’s International Baccalaureate program as well.

My middle son, Zachary, is 9 and a fourth grader, involved in HEB’s Gifted and Talented program, as well as, Spanish Immersion at Meadow Creek Elementary.

My youngest son, Daniel, just turned 3 and is proving to be “all boy” interested in sports and all things outdoors.

I am extremely pleased with the work of the existing and former trustees who have made HEB ISD number one in Texas by Education Resource Group for the last six years using its “bang for the buck” formula of student performance and operational efficiency. If the existing trustees would stay on for 16 more years, I would not consider running. As it is, two are stepping down and I am running in Place 1 to continue to keep HEB number one in both student performance and financial efficiency. If you are pleased with the existing board, you will be happy to know I have been through their HEB Academy, have two and soon three children in district, and align in thoughts and goals with the existing trustees.

The goal of a trustee is to put the hours into researching the issues before the board, attend all board meetings and be as involved in the community and district as possible. Furthermore, a trustee should make decisions intelligently, on all the facts researched and given, so that it best serves the children first, and then district and the community at large. Educating our children is the single greatest investment in our future our country can make. It is for this reason, that we put in place elected trustees to examine each and every situation, do the homework and make wise decisions our behalf.

It is from this premise that I begin to answer your questions. While I agree and align myself very closely in thoughts and goals of the Tea Party in nearly every situation, it is presumptuous to answer some of these questions without further consideration of HEB’s past history, more specific details of the situation, and clear understanding of the long term effects of the future.

1. Will you oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes?

I have been very pleased with the way the existing board has dealt with spending and dealing with past shortfalls. Taxation should never be the first solution to solving any problem but rather the last. HEB has been number one in financial efficiency because they continue to anticipate financial issues before they become problems. I support that we examine every financial option to continue financial efficiency, and continue to be looking ahead long before shortfalls become problems. In general, I am not in favor of new bonds and even less in favor of raising taxes. I cannot however say that I would oppose and vote against “any and all” efforts. Existing state funding is about to change and HEB is planning for it. Nevertheless, unknown variables could change other funding in the future. A last option must still remain… an option.

Stay tuned Tuesday, March 26th as Fred continues to answer the next group of Donna’s questions. What do you think? Would you like to submit a question to the queue to be answered? Please submit in the comment section below.

Fred Campos ran for HEB ISD School Board Place 1 in May 2013 and is currently running in Place 7 in May 2015. To stay up on current his campaign, views, and news, make sure you subscribe to this feed.

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Fred Campos Visited the Viridian Development on February 22nd, 2013
Fred Campos Visited the Viridian Development

Fred Campos who is currently running for HEBISD’s Place 1 in the upcoming May 2013 election, attended and audited the March 5th, HEBISD School Board meeting. “I am so pleased to hear the board has authorized our district’s Superintendent, Steve Chapman, to develop and implement a timeline that will position the district to open an elementary school on the Viridian site perhaps at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. This is an exciting step that will aid with new housing and student growth.”

Economic development initiatives continue to positively impact HEB ISD and its student growth. As a result, the district has experienced a 7% enrollment growth (over 1,400 students) in the past five years with the majority of this growth occurring in the early grades.

In addition, the most recent Demographic Study indicates that new housing developments along with regeneration are projected to add over 200 elementary students each year.

Currently 32% of the HEB ISD elementary campuses are operating with enrollments of 500-600 students; 32% are operating with enrollments of 600-700 students; and 36% are operating with enrollments of 700-800 students. In addition, 10-15 elementary classrooms are currently housed in portable facilities. Incorporating another 200 elementary students a year will be challenging.

Given the length of time required to bid, award, and construct an elementary campus, the district would be unable to open a new school in 2013-2014. However, approval to proceed along with adherence to a strict timeline, the district could construct and open a new elementary on the Viridian site, which is “pad ready”, for the 2014-2015 school year.

The funding for this new school comes from… Locally Defined Capital Projects Fund budget committed “to fund future facility needs and capital improvement initiatives necessary to support the district’s continued student growth”.

Source: HEBISD School Board March 5th 2013 Public Docs Section 15

Fred Campos ran for HEB ISD School Board Place 1 in May 2013 and is currently running in Place 7 in May 2015. To stay up on current his campaign, views, and news, make sure you subscribe to this feed.

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Fred Campos Discusses Making Hard Decisions

Fred Campos discusses School Board Decisions

Fred Campos who is currently running for HEBISD’s Place 1 in the upcoming May election, attended the Texas School Public Relations Association Conference in Corpus Christi last week. “I got to meet and talk personally with 31 school districts and also attended a few sessions that were offered. The most valuable question and answer class I attended covered dealing with hard decisions in crisis times. I think as a potential trustee, having the ability to study all the facts and make good decisions that serve the best interest of our children and district, even if they are not popular, is paramount.” Lloyd Jenkins, the Plano ISD Trustee President in 2010, stated it best in his June 21, 2010 Dallas Morning News guest post blog, “Clarifying the Role of the School Board”.

Board Responsibilities: “Isn’t it the Board’s responsibility as elected officials to represent those who voted for you.” I agree, but I would argue that our responsibilities are much broader than that. First and foremost, our ultimate responsibility is to the students of this district and their education. As an institution, we have to focus on what’s best for ALL students. Sometimes what is best for all students appears to be in conflict with what an individual parent may want for their child. It is also the Board’s responsibility to (1) be prepared, and (2) make the difficult decisions. I also believe that we have a responsibility to the District’s staff, particularly, our teachers. We have to foster a teaching environment in the classroom, because that’s where the magic of learning takes place. Teachers must have the tools, i.e. curriculum, strategies, and technology; that when combined with their passion, training, and experience, engages children to learn to love learning. We also have a responsibility to continually focus on performance, not compliance; and to balance authority with accountability. We have a responsibility to our taxpayers to run an efficient and productive school system…that gets results. Our Board always has, and I believe always will, accept these responsibilities and the inherent nature of the conflicts therein. Thus… the difficulty of our job.

With increased enrollment in HEB ISD there will be some difficult decisions to be determined. Fred Campos will study the facts and make good decisions. What decisions, in your opinion, are facing HEB ISD now or in upcoming years?

Fred Campos ran for HEB ISD School Board Place 1 in May 2013 and is currently running in Place 7 in May 2015. To stay up on current his campaign, views, and news, make sure you subscribe to this feed.

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Fred Campos attends Texas School Public Relations Association

Fred Campos, who is currently running for HEB ISD School Board Place 1, attended the TSPRA Conference down in Corpus Christi to learn more about how other ISD’s communicate with their stakeholders. Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) conference is a professional organization whose members are dedicated to improving public education in Texas by:

  • Promoting effective public relations practices.
  • Providing professional development for its members.
  • Improving communication between Texans and their public schools.

Some of the “Do You Know?” facts shared today at the conference from the 2011-2012 AEIS Report-Texas Education Agency were:

  • The average salary for a beginning Texas public school teacher is: $40,911.
  • Texas Public School Teachers by Gender: Male: 75,127 or 23.2%; Female: 249,017 or 76.8%.
  • Texas Public Schools Employ 334,876 teachers.
  • Class of 2011 Texas Average SAT Scores: Asian – 1109, White -1057, Hispanic – 902, African American – 856

Fred feels it is important that trustees always be in a state of learning, both in the district and knowledgeable of what is working in other districts throughout Texas. What do you think?

Fred Campos ran for HEB ISD School Board Place 1 in May 2013 and is currently running in Place 7 in May 2015. To stay up on current his campaign, views, and news, make sure you subscribe to this feed.

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At 9a on January 30, 2013, Fred Campos declared his candidacy for Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Board Trustee, Place 1. Fred is seeking a full two-year term as School Board Trustee.

NOTE: Special requirements for this May’s election change Place 1 and 2 into two-year terms instead of traditional full four years terms. This prevents a future single high turnover of the board by having elections in a 4-3 mode instead of the existing 5-2.

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