Name: Kyle Flood
Address: 6208 32nd Ave., Kenosha
Education: Tremper High Class of 2012, 3 semesters at UW-Parkside
Previous elected experience: KUSD School Board- 2013-16 (Did not seek re-election)
On what committees do you serve? Previously served on Finance, Policy, and Planning/Facilities and Chaired Curriculum
Previous unsuccessful bids for office: 2016 and 2018 Kenosha 3rd District Alderman
Why are you running? Our School District has become less transparent and less accountable to taxpayers as the years have gone by. This has caused a ripple effect that has led to an enviornment where students and parents don't feel safe and where educational standards are not being met. Student opinions are silenced, parents are left out, and staff is underappreciated and not included in decision making by administration. I'm running because KUSD is falling behind on the issues that are important to evrery day residents in Kenosha and we desperately need progress. I want the School Board to actually work hard to pass proposals and policy. The School Board needs to address yearly budgetary surplusses that go towards one time projects and re-prioritize funds to serve students. I'm running because it's not enough to wait for KUSD to move forward on issues that matter, we have to rally togrther to push KUSD forward.
If elected, what would your priorities be? My top priority will be to protect the physical and emotional safety of students. The district has an abysmal ratio of counselors and social workers to students, by addressing this and lowering class sizes through a re-prioritization of funds, we can do more to help students suffering from addiction, bullying, and other trauma. We also need to add more diversity to our staff, no student should go their entire K-12 career without ever having a teacher of color. Universities are excited to work with School District's on this and KUSD should take advantage of that. I will also work to increase transparency and accountability by asking tough budget questions, reopening dialogue between the Board and the voters, protecting and improving District Committees, and passing a student voice policy to ensure that students are at the table. As a Board member, I will actually write proposals and get them passed.
Civic activities and accomplishments: Board Member, Over Our Head Players; Board Member, Stop Heroin in Kenosha