What do you think are the top three issues affecting our children and families and how do you propose to address them?
What steps will you take to address the high cost and lack of availability of quality child care and preschool programs in our communities, especially for low-income children and English language learners?
How will the priorities you addressed in the first question be reflected in the way that you approach the budget process?
Our Campaign is for Our Community
I would like you to know more about why I am running and why I am asking for your support.
So much has happened that is good. The Jazz Band, sports programs in the middle schools, variety of focus with schools of choice, and partnerships with corporations to provide new benefits. The staff is working so hard and succeeding in spite of the hurdles they encounter.
The children of Alum Rock Union School District are facing challenges that are hurting their opportunity to learn. Classrooms have leaking ceilings and aging technology, on hot days they suffer performing basic tasks, let alone testing that defines them for years. Some of our kids have become ill when they were denied basic facilities, as some gas station bathrooms are safer than found at some schools. Security alerts and lockdowns causing classroom disruptions because proper safety precautions are not met or prioritized.
Those are just some of the tough conditions students are facing, all while the current Board of Trustees continues to take action against the interests of the community, and against the direct needs of our children. Additionally, several trustees seem greatly concerned with their own political future, and not their roles as trustee. It's no wonder that the current board is under investigation from various agencies, and the community continues to demand change. Well it's time to deliver that change.
Our campaign will be incredibly active with volunteers signed up for knocking on doors, making phone calls, and trying to connect and reach voters in every way possible every day.