Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

APS District 5.

1. What are your suggestions for reducing the dropout rate?

2. What percent teacher pay increase do you support? Should teachers be required to work more hours for more pay?

3. Should the school board extend the contract of Superintendent Brad Allison?

4. Should the school board be involved in personnel decisions other than those involving the superintendent?

5. Does APS test its students too often or not enough?

6. Test scores and dropout rates vary widely among district schools. What should the school board do to improve results at low-performing schools?

7. Have you ever been charged with or convicted of drunken driving or any felony?

MICHAEL P. (MIKE) KRUCHOSKI

BORN: April 16, 1950; Auburn, Ala.

EDUCATION: Graduate studies (applied statistics), Utah State University, 1981-88; bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, University of Utah, 1984; bachelor's degree in math and philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, 1975.

OCCUPATION: Engineer/scientific analyst, Mission Research Corp., April 1999 to present; owner, City Pages Communication and Information Services, June 1997-April 1999; development engineer and analyst, TRW Government Information Systems Division, June 1993-June 1997; Air Force officer, February 1977-June 1993.

EXPERIENCE: School volunteer, Hayes Middle School computer club, 1999-2000; judge, Northwestern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair, 1999; school volunteer, Mark Twain Elementary School Homework Club, 1998-99; membership chair, New Mexico Internet Professionals Association, member for three years; board member, New Mexico Mediation Association, one year; mediator, Metropolitan Court and city of Albuquerque programs, three years; Air Force instructor, 1992-93; judge, American MENSA Scholarship program, three years; training director, HELP-Line, University of Utah, 1985-87; adjunct professor of mathematics, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, 1979. …

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