Sue Hull

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Sue Hull
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Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board, Seat C
Incumbent
Years in position 10
Elections and appointments
Last electionOctober 1, 2013
First electedOctober 5, 2004
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionOwner, Ben Lomond Inc.
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Sue Hull is the current Seat C member of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board. She won re-election for a fourth term on the board on October 1, 2013.

Biography

Hull has been a member of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board since she was first elected in 2004. Hull is the owner of Ben Lomond Inc., a property management company. She also serves as president of the Association of Alaska School Boards. She studied at Bringham Young University.[1]

Elections

2013

Hull won re-election to the school board without opposition on October 1, 2013.

Fairbanks School Board, Seat C, October 1, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSue Hull Incumbent 96.3% 6,393
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 3.7% 246
Total Votes 6,639
Source: Fairbanks North Star Borough


Campaign Finance

As of August 8, 2013, no campaign donations have been reported to the Alaska Secretary of State.[2]

2010

Hull was re-elected to the Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board Seat C on October 5, 2010. She was opposed by candidate Dean Ash.[3]

Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board Seat C, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSue Hull 77.6% 10,697
     Nonpartisan Dean Ash 21.2% 2,915
     Nonpartisan Write in 1.2% 164
Total Votes 13,776
Source: Fairbanks North Star Borough, "Election Summary Report October 5, 2010 Regular Election" accessed August 8, 2013

Campaign themes

2013

Hull is campaigning on a platform supporting making adjustments necessary to adapt to changing standards in Alaskan education, implementing a new teacher evaluation system, and improving graduation rates for students.

"All districts are working to raise graduation rates to 90 percent or above, as the governor challenged. The rates are going up, but there’s more to do.[4]


"New teacher evaluation system — Changing to a system of teacher evaluation that includes student performance (as it should) is another big shift, requiring professional development and new tools. [5]

What was at stake?

Three positions including the president position currently held by Kristina Brophy are up for election on October 1, 2013. The most significant controversy currently facing the school district is a Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly proposal to allow school district employees to carry firearms on campus.

Issues

Charter schools

The district has three charter schools.[6] The Chinook Charter School serves grades K-8 and utlizes a Montessori style education system.[7] The Effie Kokrine Charter School is a charter school serving students in grades 7-12 focusing on a college prepatory curriculum with a culture grounded in Alaska Native culture and traditions.[8] The Watershed School serves grades K-9 and emphasizes nature education as well as a traditional curriculum.[9]

Home school program

The district offers a home-school program, Fairbanks B.E.S.T., which serves approximately 265 students.[10] B.E.S.T. offers staff to help parents with curricular development, students to participate in school activities, the opportunity to enroll in up to two classes at district schools, and 24/7 technical support.[11]

About the district

See also: Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, Alaska
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The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is located Northeast of the Anchorage and the borough's land area is slightly larger than the state of New Jersey. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to approximately 97,581 residents.[12]


Demographics

Fairbanks North Star Borough outperforms the rest of Alaska based on percentage of people below poverty level and high school graduation rates, while slightly underperforming the rest of Alaska in median household income. The median household income for Fairbanks North Star Borough is $68,922 when compared to $69,014 for the state of Alaska. The percentage of people below poverty level for Fairbanks North Star Borough is 7.8% while it is 9.5% for the state of Alaska. 93.0% of persons over the age of 25 have a high school degree, while 91.4% of Alaska residents have a high school degree. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 27.7% of Fairbanks North Star Borough residents aged 25 or older have a bachelor's degree, while the same rate is 27.2% for the state of Alaska.

2010 Census Data for Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska[13]
Race Kenai Peninsula Borough State of Alaska
White 77.7% 67.5%
Black or African American 5.3% 3.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native 7.2% 14.8%
Asian 2.9% 5.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 1.2%
Two or more race 6.4% 7.1%
Hispanic or Latino 6.8% 6.1%

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