Sonya Jones Fort Bend Isd

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In 2022, the board of trustees adopted a resolution denouncing Williams after an investigation revealed she practiced discriminatory and abusive behaviors against a former district employee. The board resolution also called on Williams to resign. The resolution passed 6 to 1. Only Williams voted against it.Fort Bend ISD candidate Sonya Jones won by garnering nearly 40 percent of the vote in a five-person race for position 5. Disgraced incumbent Denetta Williams received only 9 percent of the vote in a five-person race.Frustration has been building since 2019, when districts had lengthy COVID lockdowns and mask mandates. During this time, debates about the role of federal law enforcement in monitoring parents who speak out caused the resentment to grow.”In a rapidly expanding district like LCISD, opportunities abound for programmatic influence, which dramatically shifts our children’s education away from core competencies like reading, writing, and math,” her website says. “As a trustee, Jacci will serve as a failsafe against outside influence to ensure that our teachers and administration are able to focus on the only thing that matters – educating our children to the very best of their ability and preparing them for the future.”

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX (Covering Katy News) – Conservative candidates won seven out of nine school board seats in Katy ISD, Lamar Consolidated ISD, and Fort Bend ISD on Saturday, May 6, 2023.
Jacci Hotzel, a mother of three, won the District 4 seat with 71 percent of the vote. She campaigned to promote parental involvement and listen to parents’ concerns.”It has not been approved at the board level, and if it is being taught in our classrooms, I would like to know,” Welch told the Fort Bend Herald in a February 2022 interview.

Katy ISD conservative candidates Amy Thieme, Morgan Calhoun, and Mary Ellen Cuzela were victorious for school board positions 3, 4, and 5, respectively. All three promoted a back-to-basics philosophy and supported removing publications with graphic sexualized, or pornographic content.Lamar Consolidated ISD saw its board president, Alex Hunt, defeated by newcomer Suzanne Box, a 35-year-old mother of five LCISD children who received 60 percent of the vote. Box defeated Hunt with a classic conservative platform promising to support parents as the primary decision-makers in their children’s education, support teachers, be a responsible steward of taxpayer dollars and fight for a solid academic foundation.”Voters across Fort Bend County made a clear statement regarding the conservative policies they expect from school board members,” said Fort Bend County Republican Party Chairman Bobby Eberle. “Voters overwhelmingly chose the candidates who will bring conservative values of fiscal responsibility, parental involvement, and educational basics over indoctrination.”Incumbent CISD school board member Jon Welch won in District 5 with 63 percent of the vote. Earlier this year, Welch voiced concerns with the Texas Association of School Boards’ advice on transgender issues.

“Parents, students, teachers, and community leaders should have a voice within the district. They need reassurance that their concerns are heard, and requests are acted upon,” her campaign website says.
Riding a national wave of concern from parents who feel their input is being suppressed and that policies and curriculum frequently conflict with local values, residents in Fort Bend County responded with overwhelming support for six women and one man who promised a conservative approach.

Admin Assistant @ High Point University | AAS Business Admin/Human Resources Management Spring 2024 | Passions include: Scheduling/Coordinating & Onboarding & Training LinkedIn and 3rd parties use essential and non-essential cookies to provide, secure, analyze and improve our Services, and to show you relevant ads (including professional and job ads) on and off LinkedIn. Learn more in our Cookie Policy. When teaching at Lake Olymia Middle School in 2018-19, she said, “I created and implemented student-data tracking charts for all grades, all core subjects and the school rating went from a D to a C.”

Drew was elected Position 5 trustee in May 2019 during a special election after the seat was vacated when KP George was elected Fort Bend County judge. Drew lost a re-election bid in November 2020 to Williams.A member of numerous community organizations including the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce and the Asian Chamber of Commerce, DeMeza said he plans to introduce more incentives and funding for teachers. Teacher retention and a perceived need to rebuild community trust in Fort Bend ISD are among the campaign issues in the district’s Position 5 trustee race, which features five candidates. Hicks said that last year at McAuliffe, she helped increase core subject mastery percentage for sixth grade by 400% and the school’s overall performance by 10%.

Hicks, a sixth-grade teacher at McAuliffe Middle School, said she wants to instill confidence in parents that their children will receive an excellent education through the district.
A Fort Bend ISD teacher for nine years, Hicks said she would bring an on-the-ground perspective to the board acquired through firsthand experience in education during the post-pandemic era.

Jones, a Houston ISD teacher with 14 years of educational experience, said Fort Bend ISD is dealing with a lack of trust, inadequate disciplinary measures and subpar performance in literacy on standardized tests.
“(Both roles) include passing policy that governs the district and passing an annual tax rate and budget,” she said. “I will serve as a voice for teachers and students and promote board policymaking in their interest.”“We must also investigate other accountability methods, such as community-based accountability, to ensure student growth is being differentiated and evaluated in real time,” she said.

Hicks has a bachelor of business degree in accounting from the University and plans to finish her master’s degree in education next month from UH. Two of her three children are enrolled in the district. Her eldest daughter graduated from Hightower High School in 2022.
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The other four candidates — manufacturing supervisor Rolly DeMeza, former district trustee Allison Drew and teachers Angel Hicks and Sonya Jones — all identified retaining teachers and rebuilding community trust as top priorities.
Five candidates have seeking Fort Bend ISD’s Position 5 trustee position. Clockwise from top left are Allison Drew, Angel Hicks, Sonya Jones, Rolly DeMeza and Denetta Williams.“I will ensure that the newly revised code of student conduct is enforced on all campuses,” said Jones, who has been a Fort Bend resident for eight years. Her son attended Elkins High School and her daughter graduated from Hightower High School.

DeMeza has more than 40 years of engineering experience and works at Pittsburgh Corning Corp. He has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the Saint Louis University.“All four (other) candidates have experience in educational systems,” DeMeza said. “Why not elect one with outside experience? Bring in a fresh outlook.”