My Top Four Priorities
Smart Financial Decisions
Castro Valley is a wonderful community which is known for its great schools. In order to maintain the quality of our schools, we must invest in our students and ensure that they are being taught by the best and brightest. Sadly, many of our wonderful teachers cannot afford to live in the same community that they work in. Many surrounding school districts better compensate teachers and as a result many CVUSD employees have left our community to teach elsewhere. If elected, I will work to take a hard look at the budget to invest in attracting and maintaining a talented pool of teachers and staff.
I will work with the community to assess the many trade-offs CVUSD faces when evaluating the budget and ensure intelligent choices are made. Investing in our schools will continue to make Castro Valley an attractive community for families to move to, furthering the economic vitality of the area.
Transparency with the Community
I want to ensure that the decisions and actions of the Board include a seat at the table for all. This will help the Board take into account diverse opinions that will be more effective and longer lasting.
Help Kids Succeed
Not every child has the same background or upbringing as their classmates. Not every kid will go on to a four year university, and some may not be ready to enroll immediately out of high school. As a school board, and as a community, we need to support each student by providing them building blocks to develop and help them set and obtain their goals. We need to reinvest in our extracurricular activities to help students find their passion.
Diversity and Inclusion for All
As our community diversifies, so should the diversity in our leaders, teachers, and staff. I would like to look at alternative ways to help students, their parents, and employees of the district understand and relate to the diversity that makes Castro Valley such a beautiful place to live.