Technology: Upgrades to the technology infrastructure, classroom interactive whiteboards and student access to state of the art technology will be included.
Capital improvements: The list of needed capital improvements is extensive, including a complete renovation of Hall, a modern Career and Technology center, roofing, heating and air systems, lighting fixtures and moving the athletic fields to the main campus.
Name: Dr. Joshua Tarbay
Occupation: department chair, Kinesiology – associate professor
Family: wife Susan (for 10 years) and daughters Brenna Kate, 7, and Morgan Marie, 6.
Why are you running for school board?
Education is what I do, it is what I have always done. I live the themes discussed in the board meetings each and every day. Not to mention, my daughters are WISD pupils. I have a certain expertise, a certain set of skills, that do not apply to all aspects of society … but they do apply to the school board!
Any prior experience running for office?
I was selected to be a precinct delegate and then an alternate delegate to the Republican State Convention in Fort Worth in 2012. I have held no other office. I am a full-time teacher.
Are you in favor of the $107.32 million bond proposal? Why or why not?
Long term, this bond would hurt the educational capabilities of the district by limiting options and handcuffing the budget to not one … but TWO outstanding bonds (until 2044)! Who knows what the future holds?
I would beg the voting public to peel back the curtain and ask themselves the very same question my wife and I asked each other: “Is this bond comprised of WANTS or NEEDS”? New bus garage? Softball/baseball complex? More cameras? Career center? Ninth grade gym? As teachers, my wife and I are in favor of anything that helps education … therefore, we are opposed to this bond.