Issues

There are many issues that are important for our Alameda schools. Below are just a few that I think are critically important.


Bring Stakeholders Closer Together

A key goal of mine is to bring parents, teachers, business people, community members and public and non-profit service providers closer together so we can work to improve the educational opportunities and experiences for all students. All of us, listening to each other and each playing our role, will be critical in our efforts to raise the achievement levels of all students, including second language learners and students with special needs.

Equity

Equity in education requires putting systems in place to ensure that every child has an equal chance for success. That requires understanding the unique challenges and barriers faced by individual students or by populations of students and providing additional supports to help them overcome those barriers. I will work with community and student groups to better understand, from their perspective, what changes are needed to ensure that every child has equal opportunity for success.

School Funding

How schools are funded is a complicated issue, but bottom line is that our public schools are not adequately funded and as a result, our school administrators, students and teachers do not have the resources they need. In particular, more money is desperately needed to support special education students, teachers and paraprofessional so those students and families do not feel marginalized and left behind. I will work with the community to support Prop 15 which, if approved by voters in November, will bring in much needed additional funds to AUSD. I will work with all stakeholders to lobby lawmakers to better fund public education and hold them accountable. Finally, I will work to monitor district spending to ensure funds are going to support students and teachers as a first priority, and will critically examine, with an equity lens, how the district allocates resources to our schools.

News

Latest updates from the campaign:

  • Election Day is November 3, 2020. Be sure to register to vote! The deadline to register is October 19. More information
  • The first day of school for AUSD is August 27, 2020. Based on current reported Covid-19 cases in Alameda County, students will not be returning to school in person but will start in Distance Learning mode. More information
  • Is your student signed up for the Remote Learning Program? Join the AUSD Remote Learning Families Facebook group to connect with other families.

Events

Based on Alameda County guidelines and my personal concern regarding the health and safety of our community, live campaign events will not be scheduled unless and until it is safe to do so.

Please stay tuned for announcements regarding upcoming Zoom Townhalls so I can hear from you and answer your questions.

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