Mark McAndrew

What is your educational background?
Temple University Vocational Education Certification
The Culinary Institute of America Graduate
West Scranton Sr. High School

Describe your commitment to ethics and open records on the school board.
I am committed to providing transparency to all stakeholders. I recently have been endorsed by the Scranton Political Action Committee (PAC) which requires me to pledge to be:

What is your experience managing budgets or programs?
Before becoming a teacher I was employed by a Large Contract foodservice company Compass Group USA/ Flik International. My responsibilities included preparing budgets, preparing weekly profit and loss statements, and integration various programs and best practices.

Describe your community leadership.

What is the biggest issue facing Scranton schools and how would you address it?
The biggest issue facing the Scranton School District is the deficit. We need to adopt a standard bidding policy and schedule. We need to maintain a hiring freeze and scrutinize all hires.We also need to advocate for unfunded and underfunded mandate relief. We have to reach out to our legislators to fight for a fair funding formula that no longer burden taxpayers.