Christine Moore Declares Re-election Candidacy for School Board
Christine Moore is seeking re-election to the District 7 Orange County School Board seat compromised of Apopka, Clarcona, Lockhart, Oakland, Ocoee and Winter Garden.
According to her announcement, Moore is the first candidate to qualify by petition collected 1,007 valid petitions in only 30 days.
Moore listed the following issues as her “Platform for Orange County Public Schools:”
- Less State-Mandated Testing – shorter testing windows to ensure greater learning time
- Greater Emphasis on Teacher Recruitment and Retention
- Recess in Elementary Grades – ensure adequate access at all schools
- Equity of State-of-the -art Technology – expand the one-to-one initiative to all schools
- School Safety – complete fencing and card-reader access
- Parent Involvement – OCPS boasts a district app and parent academy but needs to encourage greater parent volunteerism on campuses
On the issues involved in the operation of Orange County Public Schools, Moore said, “We need to finish approving a school citing ordinance with the county, in order to ensure timely, fiscally prudent land acquisition and site approvals.”
OCPS expects 3,000 to 5,000 new students for the 2016-2017 school year. The district already educates nearly 200,000 students with a 3.7 billion capital and operating budget.
Ms. Moore is a member of the Apopka and West Orange chambers of commerce, Museum of the Apopkans, Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, Orange County History Center, and Friends of the Wekiva. She is active in leadership of the Florida School Board’s Association. She also attends Trinity Baptist Church and plays the flute in the orchestra. Moore is a cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan in Music Education. She lives with her two adult children and granddaughter Leah.