Bill Weiss Announces Candidacy
South Phoenix resident William Weiss has announced his candidacy for the Roosevelt District’s Governing Board.
Weiss previously served a six-month stint on the board in 2004 after being appointed by Maricopa County School Superintendent Sandra E. Dowling to fill the post vacated by Carlos Avelar. He subsequently lost the seat to Reyna Polanco in an election later that year.
Again looking to gain a seat on the board, Weiss said he is looking to inject solid leadership and bring together a board infamous for its separation and fighting amongst themselves. He also said he will look to bring more resources in the classroom, including higher teacher pay and creating a higher computer-to-student ratio in order to return to a curriculum of basic subjects such as reading, writing math and the arts.
In addition, Weiss, the former president and CEO of Central Plastics & Rubber Co., said if elected he will focus the district’s assets on new school construction and rehabbing the older sites.
“I will manage the district’s assets better by focusing in on human resources and financial accountability,” said Weiss. “My top priority will be funding new schools and the reconstruction of the oldest ones.”
Weiss is currently a Valley real-estate agent with Realty Executives. He has served on Valley Leadership, South Mountain Village Planning Committee, Maricopa County Library District, SMCC President’s Advisory Board, 2006 Phoenix Bond Committee and the Fiesta Bowl Committee among others.
The election is slated for Nov. 7, 2006.