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Jason Casper

Learn more about Jason's stances below.

  • Jason Casper

  • About Jason

  • New Castle
  • Red Clay Consolidated
  • District E
  • My name is Jason P. Casper and I am a dedicated and experienced individual with a passion for education and community service. With a background as a Driver Education teacher, I have helped numerous students throughout the State of Delaware learn the rules of the road and develop safe driving habits. In addition to my role as an educator, I am also a small business owner, and the CEO of Wilmington Cemetery Solutions. My entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to making a positive impact in my community was instilled in my by my parents, who were also small business owners.

    As a member of the Red Clay Consolidated Board of Education, I have an important role in shaping the educational landscape of my district. Through my work on the board, I have advocated for the needs of students, teachers, and parents, striving to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all.

    My multifaceted background as a teacher, business owner, and board member reflects my diverse skill set and unwavering dedication to improving the lives of those around me. I believe that my commitment to education, community service, and leadership gives me a unique perspective as I serve on the Red Clay consolidated board of education and serve in the broader community.

    My ultimate goal is to make sound decisions based on what is best for our students and families here in the Red Clay community.

  • Candidate Questions

  • Equity is being fair and ensuring that everyone has the access to the same opportunities regardless of factors such as race, gender or socioeconomic status.

  • Ensuring that budgets and resources are equitably distributed across a school district and making financial decisions more transparent are crucial for promoting fairness and accountability.

    School districts should do the following: develop a transparent budgeting process, involve stakeholders in the budgeting process, implement a weighted student funding formula, monitor and evaluate resource distribution, provide training on financial literacy, establish an oversight committee.

    By implementing these strategies, school districts can work towards ensuring that budgets and resources are distributed equitably and that financial decisions are made transparently to promote fairness and accountability within the education system.

  • We should start by assessing the needs of the student populations, and develop and implement inclusive policies. Ensuring that policies address issues such as bullying, discrimination and harassment so that we can create a safe and supportive school environment for all students.

  • Balancing school safety needs with the adoption of restorative, non-punitive discipline practices is crucial for creating a positive and supportive learning environment for all students. As a school board member, we need to consider some innovative strategies for our school community.

    We start by promoting a comprehensive approach to school safety and investing in training and professional development for all school staff.

    Doing this will create a positive school climate, while establishing clear expectations and consequences. This should be done in collaboration with various community partners, to include mental health professionals, as well as law enforcement agencies, and other stakeholders to support students' social-emotional well-being and address underlying issues that contribute to behavioral challenges.

    Regularly collecting and analyzing data on discipline incidents, school climate surveys, and student outcomes to assess the effectiveness of our discipline practices can help ensure that we make data-driven decisions to improve school safety and student well-being.

    Our ultimate goal should be to create a safe and supportive learning environment where all students can thrive and succeed.

  • I believe that reading material for students should be age appropriate for specific grade levels and content areas. It is also important that the parents are made aware of the materials that their children are being exposed to.

    Schools have a responsibility to create a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students. Balancing the principles of academic freedom and freedom of speech can be done with compromise. In the end, it is imperative that we protect students from harmful or inappropriate content, and that we communicate to parents what is being taught in various curricula.

  • Yes I do. I believe that all students have the right to be educated. As Dr. Green has stated on numerous occasions, "our schools are a microcosm of our society". We need to ensure that all students are provided with educational opportunities to learn, grow and become productive members of our society.

  • I support school policies that are good for all children. That, by definition, include our LGBTQ+ students. It is important that district wide policies do not exclude the parents from the student's educational plan. As a school district, we must engage with our parents and let them know what is happening with their individual child. If there is any risk of danger to the child, then it is our responsibility to offer resources to the family to ensure that the children can be open with their families.

  • Addressing bullying and discrimination in schools is crucial to creating a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students.

    We need to implement comprehensive anti-bullying and anti-discrimination policies, and provide education and training. Promoting a positive school climate, and establishing reporting mechanisms is also crucial to addressing bullying in our schools. This will provide support services and collaborating with community partners.

    By implementing these strategies and fostering a culture of respect, empathy, and inclusivity, schools can take proactive steps to prevent bullying and discrimination and create a safe and welcoming environment where all students can thrive.

  • Improving opportunities for families, especially those from historically marginalized communities, to be part of the decision-making process in the school district is essential for promoting equity, inclusivity, and community engagement.

    Creating a welcoming and inclusive environment and establishing a Family Engagement Committee can offer multiple opportunities for engagement.

    Additionally, providing training and resources and promoting transparency and communication would help to foster meaningful partnerships with families from historically marginalized communities. School districts can work towards improving opportunities for family involvement in decision-making processes, promoting equity, and creating a more inclusive and responsive educational system.

  • I believe it is important for students to be exposed to teachers and administrators that represent our richly diverse communities.

  • Our school district has already addressed the problems with lead in our water. We have started the process to replace water dispensaries in our schools to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. The work was a major priority in the last year, and our board led the charge through the efforts of one of our board members.

  • First of all, we must advocate for a change to the funding system here in Delaware, but that needs to take place in Dover at Legislative Hall.

    That said, from a local standpoint, we can ensure that equitable funding is being distributed to our most needy schools. This can be done by increasing funding levels for these schools.

    Engaging in the community is necessary to build support for increased educational funding as well we to raise awareness about the funding shortfalls on students and schools.

    These are just a few of the steps that we can take to ensure that all students have access to a constitutionally adequate education.

Candidates listed below have yet to respond

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Sarah R. Starkey (At Large)

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Alison J. Myers (At Large)

Janet E. Maull-Martin (District C)

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Russell R. Smart (At Large)

Dawn M. Turner (At Large)

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Lisa Hudson Briggs (District 1)

Kelly Kline (District 1)

Mark L. Steele (District 3)

Joshua W. Hudson (District 4)

Anita West-Werner (District 4)

Derek E. Cathell (District 5)

Kim Law Taylor (District 5)

Laurel

Kim Ralph (At Large)

Seaford

Dara Laws Savage (At Large)

Woodbridge

John Campbell (At Large)

Brian Swain (At Large)

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