JACINTO RAMOS JR
MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER
Adaptive challenges require adaptive leadership. As our community encounters growing uncertainty, it has become more important than ever to provide our students and faculty with stability. Cinto has led the FWISD Board of Education as Board President for four of the last eight school years. In those years he navigated some of the districts most contentious issues with grace, transparency, and collaboration. And has recently established an academy for school board members to learn the ins and outs of the role of President in order to create a pipeline of board members who are prepared to serve in this important leadership position.
"Student achievement can't change until adult behaviors do." This is the slogan that has changed the way hundreds of Texans lead in education systems across our great state. Cinto believes that public schools exist for the purpose of educating children so they have access to the promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Unfortunately, that hasn't been the case for many children in urban school districts like Fort Worth ISD. Cinto has put young people at the forefront of everything he does. This is best demonstrated by the board's goals that were established under his leadership. All goals are centered on student learning rather than adult interests.
The demographics of Fort Worth ISD aren't changing, they have already changed. Over 90% of the students our school system serves are children of color. It is past time for our system to catch up to the times and provide curriculum that is robust, relatable and empowering for our young people. The Board of Education has been pushing for a more equitable system, and have made sustainable progress. In 2017 we passed the state's first comprehensive racial equity policy, and have implemented training and restorative measures to eliminate roadblocks for our most vulnerable populations. With the onset of COVID-19 this work is now more important than ever.
After eight years of service to Tarrant County's largest school system, Cinto experienced the need for strong governance first hand. The belief entrenched in our society is that elected officials should be the saviors of the systems they govern. This perspective forces adult focused behaviors. Board members have the responsibility to govern by providing oversight for the taxpayers and stakeholders with transparency. This means hiring a highly competent superintendent and work together to identify the community's vision and establish goals and guardrails then hold them accountable for the outcomes we expect.
"You can't love the fruit if you don't love the root."
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Jacinto Ramos Jr. Campaign
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Fort Worth, TX 76164