Frances Ramirez Romero
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Frances Ramirez Romero
Frances Ramirez Romero will run for Position 4 in the 2023 Cypress Fairbanks ISD Board of Trustees Election and drew the No. 1 ballot position.
Position 4, Ballot Position 1
- Application for Place on Ballot
- Campaign Treasurer Appointment
- Code of Fair Campaign Practices
- Pre-Election Campaign Finance Report (30th day before election)
- Pre-Election Campaign Finance Report (8th day before election)
- Post-Election Campaign Finance Final Report
YEARS IN CFISD: 24
OCCUPATION: Volunteer/Community Leader
SPOUSE: Edgar Romero
CHILDREN: 2 children: Alexandra Romero - Class of 2018, Cypress Falls HS; Isabella Romero - Class of 2023, Cypress Falls HS
Why did you choose to live in CFISD?
My husband and I chose to live in CFISD when we were ready to have a family 24 years ago. We purposely chose this area so that our children could attend CFISD schools because of the strong academic reputation of this district . I also had the privilege of teaching in Cy-Fair ISD as a 5th grade Reading/Language Arts/Social Studies teacher .
Are you currently a CFISD volunteer? If so, what school(s)?
Yes, Fiest Elementary.
Have you been a CFISD volunteer in the past (include years)?
List your participation in CFISD school and/or district parent clubs, business partnerships and/or committees.
Fiest Elementary PTO - 2005-2015
Coordinator, PTO Board Officer as VP of Programs, VP of Major Fundraising, Secretary, and President.
LaBay Middle School - VIPS, 2012; band volunteer 2013 & 2016
Cypress Falls High School Sky Dancers Booster Club, 2015-2017; 2020-2023 Executive Board Officer, President 2021-2023; Vice President 2016
CFISD Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS) Executive Board Member - 2010-2014. CFISD Calendar Committee, Parent Representative
Districtwide Educational Improvement Council (DEIC), Parent Representative Superintendent's Parent Leadership Committee
Community Leadership Committee - 2010 - 2023; Vice Chair of Committee 2019-2023
Include any other areas in which you have supported CFISD not included in previous question.
I have volunteered at the "Salute to the Stars" event sponsored by the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation. This event honors the "Teacher of the Year" from each campus while also raises money for CFISD high school senior scholarships.
List local organizations in which you currently participate, including offices held.
I am a member and active participant in the Cy-Fair-Houston Chamber of Commerce, attending their committee meetings on Government & Transportation and Education/Workforce which provide relevant information that correlate with our school district.
Considering your skills and talents, what positive contribution would you make as a member of the Board of Trustees?
As a member of the Board of Trustees, I would bring the experience and knowledge acquired throughout my twenty-two year involvement as both an educator and a parent volunteer in CFISD schools and my previous career as a Legislative Aide with the Texas Senate. With these perspectives, I understand the need for parents to be involved in their students' education while also understanding the needs of our teachers and staff and the intricacies of school funding.
What are the responsibilities of the Board of Trustees?
The main responsibility of the Board of Trustees is to provide local citizen governance and oversight of a school district and work alongside the Superintendent who manages the day-to-day operations. The Board of Trustees also adopts goals and priorities and monitors success; adopts policies and reviews for effectiveness; hires and evaluates the superintendent; adopts a budget and a tax rate; and, communicates with the community.
What role do positive trustee relations on the Board play in affecting student success?
Student success is the end-goal for the Board of Trustees. This is achieved through policies that are enacted once they are researched, proposed, debated, and refined. Getting to this point requires the ability to work with a group of individuals with whom one may not agree. However, the positive attributes of active listening, civil discourse, compromise, consensus-building, and maintaining the focus on "students first" lead to the desired policies promoting student success. The Board should always model the appropriate behaviors that are expected of the students they govern.
What critical challenges face the district, and what are possible solutions to address those issues?
While there are multiple challenges facing the district, two are at the forefront: teacher retention and student mental health.
Teachers are leaving the profession for a variety of reasons. They are the best source for detailing the challenges within the profession and should be consulted first in finding a solution. Creating a "CFISD Teacher Task Force" will help us to identify the main reasons for their leaving and collaborate on possible solutions to retain them.
The mental health and mental well-being of our students is also a growing concern. Positive student outcomes are dependent on students' well-being. The high rate of students suffering from anxiety and depression has become a national crisis. Families are often left not knowing where to turn for help. Our campuses should be able to provide outside resources to our students and their families. Expanding and growing the district's mental health intervention program at the campus level is a longer-term solution that can be achieved through additional school funding from the State of Texas.