Rebekah Ricks – Candidate for Polk County School Board, District 4

Rebekah Ricks – Candidate for Polk County School Board, District 4




Equitable Access: Advocate for equitable access to quality education for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, or background. Support policies that ensure special education services and resources for students with disabilities.

School Choice: Support the right of parents to choose the best educational setting for their children, including public, charter, and private schools.

Student Safety: Prioritize creating a safe and inclusive environment in schools, implementing anti-bullying programs and mental health support services.


Adequate Funding: Advocate for increased funding for public schools to ensure they have the necessary resources to provide a high-quality education. This includes updating facilities, providing modern technology, and ensuring access to textbooks and supplies.

Teacher Support: Ensure competitive salaries and benefits for teachers, along with professional development opportunities to help them grow in their careers.

Community Involvement: Promote partnerships between schools, families, and local communities to enhance educational opportunities and resources available to students.


Academic Achievement: Implement data-driven strategies to improve student performance and close achievement gaps. Support programs that have a proven track record of success.

Career and College Readiness: Ensure that students are prepared for life after high school, whether they choose to pursue higher education or enter the workforce. This includes expanding vocational and technical training programs.

Accountability: Advocate for transparent and accountable school governance, ensuring that resources are used effectively and that schools are held accountable for student outcomes.

By focusing on these key areas, we can create a more equitable, resource-rich, and results-oriented education system for all students.


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