*Candidate responses were not modified or altered.

Candidate Questions

Q1. What are your top 2 priorities for the Washoe County School District?

Q2. How would you increase the resources needed for our students and teachers to be successful?

Q3. How would you ensure that all of our students and teachers learn and work in a safe school environment?

Q4. How would you ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment for marginalized communities, such as people of color and religious minorities, in our schools?


Stan Berk

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Michael “Brock” Marquez

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Kurt Thigpen


A1. Pedestrian Safety, Suicide Prevention

A2. Make sure all students have the same resources no matter their circumstances. Make sure teachers have all the tools they need to teach effectively and remove any barriers preventing them from teaching. We also need to show more appreciate for teachers on a regular basis.

A3. Work to make roads around schools safer, put new anti-bullying measures in place, work to make schools one point of entry for gun safety measures, and increase mental health resources for all students and teachers.

A4. Work to make sure we are engaging frequently with all students, make sure they are well-informed about resources available to them to get ahead and encourage them to use resources. Put in place measures that make all schools a melting pot of culture and working to educate all students about how we’re all different but are equal and deserving of acceptance and respect.


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