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for better schools!
Learn about Lily and reasons why she wants to be your board member.
Bring focus back to our students.
We must get our finances in order to serve our students.
We need more transparency and communications from our district and the board.
I have three kids in the San Diego Unified Schools system - a senior, a sophomore, and an eighth grader. My family and I moved to San Diego eleven years ago and began our journey within this school district at Barnard Elementary School. While we've had great experiences and met amazing people, I believe we can do better for our kids. I've volunteered on schools site committees and in the classrooms for the past eleven years and saw first hand what is working and what is not working. I've spoken with teachers, parents, staff, and students, and have my fingers on the pulse of what is taking place at school sites.
Every year we have a budget deficit. Every year the parents have to raise more money. Every year the teachers have to be fearful of being laid off or getting their hours cut. Every year kids are being left behind.
I have a proven track record of working with students, teachers, parents, and community to improve our schools. Our Mission Bay cluster of schools are thriving!
Let's stop this insanity and do what is best for our kids and our community.
"Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” ~ Albert Einstein
Let's try something different.
Many school board candidates have lofty, abundant, and unrealistic goals. They use buzzwords to seem knowledgeable.
I've been in the trenches working with our school communities for the last eleven years. We need to get down to the basics and build a solid foundation. I want to focus on what will elevate our kids and our schools right now and in the immediate future.
1. I will put the interests of our students at the center of my decisions. Everything I do has to benefit the kids FIRST!
2. Clean up our finances - where is all the money going? Let's find out together and make sure every dollar we spend is benefiting our kids.
3. Provide early and intensive intervention where needed. Make sure our kids are able to read and write at grade level (or better). In addition to closing the achievement gap, we should elevate all students.
4. Bring transparency to the activities of the Board and the administration.
5. Accountability - is the District doing what they said they would do? How do we know?
6. Make sure our special education department is fully funded.
7. Collaborate. Work with everyone in our community, including our students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community leaders, to do what's right for our kids.
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