Corrections: Some typos were corrected, including a fact-based typo, stating that Ms. Mahaffey was first elected in 2014; actually, it was in 2016. .td-subcat-filter .td-subcat-dropdown:hover .td-subcat-more, } .td-block-title-wrap .td-wrapper-pulldown-filter .td-pulldown-filter-display-option:hover, .td-subcat-filter .td-subcat-list a:hover, As part of our Covid-19 response the district invested in hotspots to help students and families with internet connectivity issues. Bergstrom disagreed in saying that it is not an untenable situation and reaffirmed that parents like him do not feel heard and most want their kids back in Schoo full-time with safety measures in place. .td_mega_menu_sub_cats .block-mega-child-cats a { a.vc_btn-black.vc_btn_outlined:hover { .sf-menu > .current-menu-ancestor > a:after, .mfp-content .td-login-button:active, .td-post-template-11 .td_block_related_posts .td-next-prev-wrap a:hover, .td_block_template_1 .td-related-title, .footer-text-wrap .footer-email-wrap a, } The district has to provide flexibility to our teachers, staff and our families. .td-search-form-widget .wpb_button:hover, .td-header-wrap .td-logo-text-container .td-logo-text { var td_email_user_pass_incorrect="User or password incorrect! } .td-post-template-11 .td-related-title .td-related-right:hover, ... School Board Candidate District 8 Steve Bergstrom. font-weight:600; .tdm-menu-active-style4 .tdm-header .sf-menu > .current-category-ancestor > a, } .td-header-wrap .td-logo-text-container .td-tagline-text { Episode 49 - NC House District 37 … I am grateful for their input. .tdm-menu-active-style4 .tdm-header .sf-menu > li > a:hover, .td-pulldown-syle-2 .td-subcat-dropdown:hover .td-subcat-more span, font-family:Montserrat; } } .top-header-menu > li > a, .tdm-menu-active-style5 .td-header-menu-wrap .sf-menu > .current-category-ancestor > a, color: #1e73be; .tds-button5:hover i, { .td_top_authors .td-active .td-author-comments-count, }; ... Election 2020: District 8 Wake County Board of Education Candidate Steve Bergstrom. font-family:Montserrat; Bottom row from left is Steve Bergstrom of District 8, Chris Heagarty of District 7 and Lindsay Mahaffey of District 8. .page-nav .current, I am entrusted with the concerns of our community and creating policy that betters the lives of our children and the people we entrust them to. Carter is a Triangle native with a degree and experience in social work. These relationships have been critical for advocating for our schools not only in Apex, but all around Wake County. .td_block_trending_now .entry-title, } .tdm-menu-active-style5 .td-header-menu-wrap .sf-menu > li > a:hover, District 7 .td-theme-wrap .td-mega-menu .td-next-prev-wrap a:hover { .tds-social3 .tdm-social-item { 1K likes. var td_ad_background_click_target=""; Initially, he said yes, but after I sent him the questionnaire, he declined, citing his concern that I was a “loyalist” of Lindsay Mahaffey. } .td_block_template_7 .td-related-title .td-cur-simple-item, .td-right-smart-list:hover, "@type": "WebPage", .td-author-url a:hover, 616 likes. #bbpress-forums .bbp-pagination .current, .tdm-menu-active-style4 .tdm-header .sf-menu > .current-menu-ancestor > a, .dropcap3, } .td-theme-wrap .sf-menu .td-normal-menu .sfHover > a, .td-close-video-fixed { Please follow and like Steve Bergstrom for Wake County School Board. this.found_posts = 0; //from wp Subscribe by email. Ultimately, this is a much larger community issue and our schools can’t rely on assignments alone to diversify schools. #bbpress-forums button:hover, #bbpress-forums #bbp-single-user-details #bbp-user-navigation li.current a, .tdm-btn-style3 { #bbpress-forums .bbp-forums-list li a:hover, .td-instagram-user a, } #bbpress-forums .bbp-forums-list li a:hover, font-size:10px; .td_block_template_3 .td-related-title .td-cur-simple-item, .mfp-content .td-login-button:hover { .td-header-top-menu .td-drop-down-search .td_module_wrap:hover .entry-title a, .td-category-siblings .td-subcat-dropdown a.td-current-sub-category, “Discipline, team work, leadership skills and accountability, I feel like those things are very much needed in today’s school board system,” said Bergstrom. .td_block_template_3 .td-related-title .td-cur-simple-item, Episode 48 NC State Senate District 17 Candidates. .td_shadow_btn, White Oak Elementary where many Apex students attend also is capped in the lower grade levels. Lindsay Mahaffey for Wake County Schools District 8. .td-pulldown-syle-2 .td-subcat-dropdown:hover .td-subcat-more i, .mfp-content .td-login-button { a.vc_btn-black:hover, .td_category_template_4 .td-category-siblings .td-category a:hover, As a result of the study from the Governor’s Crime Commission in 2019 after the Parkland School massacre, the NC Department of Public Safety suggested that every school in … We have an excellent opportunity to have our voices heard on the board. Cary voters can view the full forum, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, online. .tds-button6 i, .td-theme-wrap .sf-menu ul .current-menu-item > a, .td-theme-wrap .sf-menu .td-normal-menu .sfHover > a, .td_block_template_12 .td-related-title .td-cur-simple-item, .footer-social-wrap a:hover, box-shadow: 0 4px 26px #1e73be; } Though, if the Canteen…, Excellent video, saw similar in Mexico projected on historic church and convent. font-size:12px; } .block-title > span, .tds-title2 .tdm-title-line:after, .td-post-template-11 .td-related-title .td-related-left:hover, var tds_header_style="9"; background: -webkit-gradient(left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, rgba(0,0,0,0.7)), color-stop(100%, rgba(0,0,0,0.8))); .widgettitle, .td_wrapper_video_playlist .td_video_currently_playing:after { font-family:Montserrat; }, While District 9 covers most of Cary, Districts 7 and 9 also dip into parts of Cary. .td-theme-wrap .sf-menu .td-mega-menu .td-post-category:hover, .sf-menu ul .menu-item a { Students saw an upgrade to Lufkin Middle School’s gymnamism so it can now host basketball and volleyball games as well as Band and Chorus concerts. font-size:14px; Challenger: Steve Bergstrom Website: SteveForWake8 Bergstrom is a U.S. Airforce veteran and father of four children, all of whom attend public school. First and foremost is adherence to the North Carolina standard of study. var td_animation_stack_general_selectors=".td-animation-stack img, .td-animation-stack .entry-thumb, .post img"; #bbpress-forums #bbp-single-user-details #bbp-user-navigation li.current a, .widget_calendar tfoot a:hover, .widget a:hover, .page-nav:first-child > div, .td-theme-wrap .td-header-menu-social { .td-mobile-content .current-menu-item > a, The rules for the forum were that each candidate would get 90-seconds for an introduction and again for closing comments with 2-minutes to respond to a series of 3 questions. var td_magnific_popup_translation_tNext="Next (Right arrow key)"; this.is_ajax_running = false; color: #000000; } .td-theme-wrap .sf-menu ul .td-menu-item > a:hover, No response. .header-search-wrap .td-drop-down-search:after, candidate for Wake County Board of Education DISTRICT 8. background-color: #1e73be; .tdm-menu-active-style3 .tdm-header.td-header-wrap .sf-menu > .sfHover > a, His reason for running for school, as he puts it, is because he saw issues that need to be fixed. var tds_logo_on_sticky=""; text-transform:uppercase; .td-header-style-12 .td-affix, .td-theme-wrap .td-mega-menu .td-next-prev-wrap a:hover { .td-search-wrap-mob .result-msg a { box-shadow: 0 2px 16px #1e73be; By working with Duke University and other health professionals, Fletcher says the board is working on creating a roadmap for the way forward to re-opening schools. According to his site, he’s “managed $36 billion in contracts for the Department of Defense. Monday-Friday 8am-7:30pm, Saturdays 8am-1pm* and Sundays 1pm-6pm. } background-color: #000000; #bbpress-forums .bbp-pagination .current, background-color: rgba(30, 115, 190, 0.7); text-transform:uppercase; .td-mobile-content .current-menu-ancestor > a, .td_mega_menu_sub_cats .block-mega-child-cats a { border-color: transparent transparent #1e73be transparent; font-size:10px; .td-rating-bar-wrap div, .td_module_18 .td-read-more a:hover, } color: #222222; .td-header-wrap .black-menu .sf-menu > .sfHover > a, Episode 49 - NC House District 37 Candidates Sydney Batch and Erin Paré. .td-header-sp-top-widget .td-social-icon-wrap a:hover, .td-theme-wrap .sf-menu .td-normal-menu .current-category-ancestor > a, .post .td_quote_box, I was first elected to the board … In addition to handing out technology and having a helpdesk to support families, the district has recently modified policy so we can better support asynchronous learning. “I have been able and committed to reaching across to people who have different points of view, different ideas and different perspectives on how we should operate our schools and how we need to serve our students,” said Fletcher. .page .td_quote_box, } .td_block_template_5 .td-block-title > *, "item": { this.id = ''; var td_email_incorrect="Email incorrect! font-size:10px; } .td_top_authors .td_mod_wrap:hover .td-author-post-count, a.vc_btn-black.vc_btn_square_outlined:hover, .td_outlined_btn:hover { .wpb_tabs li.ui-tabs-active a, font-weight:600; .td-load-more-wrap a:hover, .td-header-sp-top-menu .td_data_time { #bbpress-forums button:hover, “At this time with everything that is going on, we need not only someone on this board that has education experience and whose children have been in Wake County for the past 6 years; we need someone who can bring that continuity of leadership that is student-centered,” said Mahaffey. #td-mobile-nav .td-menu-login-section a:hover, Listen to Election 2020: District 8 Wake County Board Of Education Candidate Steve Bergstrom and forty-nine more episodes by Holly Springs Deep Dive, free! Sabrina Berry (Dem) ... candidate for NC District Court Judge District 21 Seat 8. .td_block_template_16 .td-related-title .td-cur-simple-item, .top-header-menu > li > a, "@id": "https://ourtownapexnc.com/category/political/elections/", .td-search-close a:hover i { .td-left-smart-list:hover, font-size:12px; .td-theme-wrap .td-mega-menu .td-next-prev-wrap a:hover { Steve Bergstrom is running for Wake School Board District 8. Goal 3: Increase educator preparedness to meet the needs of every student by 2025 NC State Board of Education 301 N. Wilmington Street 6302 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27601-2825 Phone: (984) 236 - 2245 Fax: (984) 236 - 2348 www.ncpublicschools.org } div.wpforms-container .wpforms-form div.wpforms-submit-container button[type=submit], } .td-category-header .td-pulldown-category-filter-link:hover, .td-big-grid-post .entry-title { } #bbpress-forums .bbp-topic-started-by a:hover, background-color: #1e73be; .tdm-menu-active-style3 .tdm-header.td-header-wrap .sf-menu > .current-category-ancestor > a, } font-size:16px; font-size:12px; .td_block_template_7 .td-related-title .td-cur-simple-item, .td_block_template_1 .td-related-title, Later responding to the same question on challenges that will face this next group of board members elected, Mahaffey said. "@id": "https://ourtownapexnc.com/candidate-interview-lindsay-mahaffey/", .td-search-wrap-mob { .td-author-url a:hover, .td_mod_mega_menu .item-details a { .tds-button6:after, .td-search-close a:hover i { } .td-subcat-filter .td-subcat-dropdown a:hover, color: #1e73be; background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, rgba(0,0,0,0.7) 0%, rgba(0,0,0,0.8) 100%); "item": { I would be honored to have the votes of my fellow Apexians. } The first unofficial results on Election Day included in-person early voting and absentee vote by mail ballots received by the board of elections by 5 p.m. Monday.. After the first release of results, the elections results dashboard was continuously updated until all Election Day votes were in. filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr='rgba(0,0,0,0.7)', endColorstr='rgba(0,0,0,0.8)', GradientType=0 ); .td-post-small-box a:hover, .td_round_btn, color: #1e73be !important; this.atts = ''; .td-block-title-wrap .td-wrapper-pulldown-filter .td-pulldown-filter-link:hover, This crowding was exacerbated by the K-3 class size bill passed by the NC General Assembly. } .td-grid-style-4 .entry-title Our curriculum goes through a vetting process of staff, teachers, and parents. .td_block_template_8 .td-related-title .td-cur-simple-item, #td-outer-wrap .td-header-sp-top-widget .td-social-icon-wrap { } } The school board does not have taxing authority. When I was first elected I visited all the schools in my district. .single-product .product .summary .cart .button:hover, .td-theme-wrap .header-search-wrap .result-msg a:hover { var tdc_is_installed="yes"; .td_mod_mega_menu:hover .entry-title a, .td-mobile-content .current-menu-ancestor > a, text-transform:uppercase; text-transform:uppercase; .header-search-wrap .result-msg a:hover, His focus is on improving student achievement and encouraging the NC Legislature to properly fund public schools. I believe that system racism is ingrained in our society, during my tenure on the board we have seen horrific acts of overt racism. 10/6/2020. .td-page-content blockquote p, Steve Bergstrom, District 8 Father of four and U.S. Air Force veteran, Steve Bergstrom, is now a commercial pilot and brings experience in budget management from his time working for the Department of Defense. if( -1 !== navigator.userAgent.indexOf('IEMobile') ){ .td-theme-wrap .td-mega-menu .td-next-prev-wrap a:hover { var tdLocalCache = {}; .sf-menu > .current-menu-item > a:after, .top-header-menu .menu-item-has-children li a { I have other people that write to me saying that we can’t open schools until there’s a proven vaccine that’s been going on for months and anything else is just killing people,” said Heagarty. Again, I would like to see the salary cap lifted by the General Assembly so that teachers who have more experience can continue to see salary step increases as their time and experience is valuable. .td-mobile-content .current-menu-item > a, Expanding broadband access is difficult, as broadband is not a utility in North Carolina. font-weight:600; this.header_color = ''; .td_block_big_grid_9.td-grid-style-5 .td-post-category, .widgettitle:after, font-family:Montserrat; "; .mfp-content .td-login-button:hover { Making sure that we have PPE for our staff and students, as well as proper cleaning supplies and that our staff is trained on the proper procedures to promote a safe return to school buildings. font-size:16px; border-color: #1e73be transparent transparent transparent !important; #td-outer-wrap .td-header-sp-top-widget .td-social-icon-wrap { .td-post-category:hover, font-weight:600; I love visiting schools. .footer-text-wrap .footer-email-wrap a, He grew up in Wake County Schools and now has two kids in middle school. .td-grid-style-4 .entry-title background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, rgba(0,0,0,0.7) 0%, rgba(0,0,0,0.8) 100%); We want a voice,” said Bergstrom. } font-size:10px; } In District 9, board member Bill Fletcher is challenged by Daniel Madding and … .td-subfooter-menu li a:hover, .td-category-siblings .td-subcat-dropdown a:hover, border-color: #1e73be; Wake County Board of Education District 7: Chris Heagarty (incumbent) Rachel Mills ; Wake County Board of Education District 8: Steve Bergstrom ; Lindsay Mahaffey (incumbent) Wake County Board of Education District 9: Karen Carter ; Bill Fletcher (incumbent) functional website not found, Facebook linked. .tdm-btn-style2:before { I have a broad base of knowledge that I have acquired since my election in 2016 and that level of knowledge is critical during these unprecedented times. .widget_calendar tfoot a:hover, #bbpress-forums .bbp-topic-started-in a:hover, font-size:12px; .td_mod_related_posts:hover h3 > a, .td-close-video-fixed { .tds-progress-bar2 .tdm-progress-bar:after, Outside of his prior accusation on listening to speakers at a recent meeting, Bergstrom also had his fair share of head shaking, smirking and speaking while Mahaffey was responding, even though he was muted on the Zoom call. .td-page-content blockquote p,
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