KCS BOE Candidate Q & A from the LWV

Knox County Board of Education – District 2

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Jennifer Owen

2217 Fair Drive Knoxville, TN 37918

Phone: (865) 919-1998


Email: Jennifer@Owen4Schools.com

Grant Standefer

5547 Beverly Square Way Knoxville, TN 37918

Phone: (865) 599-9661


Email: grant.standefer@gmail.com

Q: 1. Is the current funding for Knox County Schools adequate?

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Sample Ballot for March1st, 2016

Some voters have said that they are confused by the sample ballot and can’t find their candidates on it. I have taken the sample ballot from the Knox County Election Commission site and outlined the different race headings to make them a little easier to spot. Keep in mind that your actual ballot, though long,

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SPEAK Endorsement


On February 9th, members of Students Parents Educators Across Knox County (SPEAK), met to consider candidates’ answers to questions which had been submitted by members, regarding issues that are important to our public schools. We are proud to announce that Jennifer has been endorsed by SPEAK for District 2 Board of Education! Continue reading SPEAK Endorsement

First Endorsement

Jennifer has been endorsed by KC-PACE, the Knox County Political Action Committee for Education!

The committee interviews candidates for Board of Education races as well as County Commission races to select candidates who show strong support for public education.

Educators are invited to join the candidates at a meet and greet at Buddy’s Bar-b-q Banquet

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Dist 2, 5 BOE Candidates - TN this Week

This week on WATE TV Channel 6, “Tennessee this Week,” Stephanie Beecken sat down with Board of Education candidates for seats in District 2 and 5:

Early Voting Locations and Schedule

Early Voting Schedule

Wednesday, February 10th to Tuesday, February 23rd Monday to Friday: 10am – 6pm* Saturdays: 11am – 5pm Closed Sundays OPEN on President’s Day, February 15th *February 22nd and 23rd early voting hours will be 9am – 7pm



City County Building 400 W. Main St., 37902 OPENS AT NOON ON WEEKDAYS

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Knoxville Focus Article – 2/1/16

Sally Absher covered many important issues in her story about me in a recent edition of the Knoxville Focus. Several residents who read the article have called to offer support as well as to ask questions about other concerns. If you have questions or comments, I welcome your emails and calls!

Jennifer Owen: Committed to Students

Sticking Signs

The guys at Parrott Printing did a great job on our signs! If you would like an 18′ x 24″ sign for your yard, let Jennifer know and she will get one to you. Either fill out the contact form or drop her an email.







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KCS's "Improved" Scores

Jennifer Owen District 2 School Board Knox County

People are saying that our current Superintendent has done a great job – with improved scores at front of their message. Others are picking up that message and running with it. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to have actually looked at the scores. I’m no mathematician, but this doesn’t look like “growth” or “success” or “improvement”

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Friday Poll for 1/8/16

We like to have polls that get people to really think and start conversations.

This isn’t one of them.

Friday polls are “just for fun” polls! (And I’m trying a new poll plugin. We don’t want something serious to go all crashy-crashy.)