Karen Rose always places Children First! She will continue to prioritize our students, teachers, families and public schools.  With a history of transparency, Rose will continue to hold herself accountable to the Sarasota community and honor her fiduciary responsibility.  As your professional educator on the School Board, Rose is proud to Champion the following issues:

Fund our Future

  • Make funding for our public schools a priority
  • Reduce the number of administrators and redirect funds to the classroom
  • Responsibly allocate funds for mental health and underperforming students
  • Raise teacher pay to the national average
  • Recruit and retain great teachers

Prioritize Safety

  • Work with local agencies to optimize mental health services for K-12 students
  • Compare the cost and quality of local law enforcement school resource officers to the current internal police force
  • Examine current student discipline policies and the impact on safe schools
  • Develop and provide citizenship programs at an early age to diminish bullying

Prepare EVERY Student to be College or Career Ready

  • Reduce FL State Assessments and gain more time for teaching and learning
  • Expand ways to support prekindergarten learning
  • Assure special education and low-income students can perform at grade level
  • Collaborate with families and parent groups to improve student success

Empower Teachers and Parents

  • Give teachers input on training and resources
  • Replace the inadequate Teacher Merit Pay System
  • Support School Choice and hold Florida Scholarship Programs to a high standard
  • Include parents in on every decision that impacts their student


Paid by Karen Rose, NP, for Sarasota County School Board District 2

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