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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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Board MemberFremont Unified School DistrictNovember 8, 2016California General Election

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November 8, 2016California General Election

Fremont Unified School DistrictBoard Member

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (114/114).

About this office

Members establish educational goals and standards, approve curricula and the district’s budget, approve various purchases and renovations, and appoint the superintendent of schools.
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Fremont Unified School District, Trustee
36,504 votes (26.04%)Winning
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  • INNOVATION – A child born today will retire in 2077. I want to be sure that we are preparing all of our students for work in a 21st Century Global Economy.
  • ADVOCACY - I know the challenges faced by our district and I am prepared to go where ever, and speak to whom ever, to help our students succeed.
  • FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY - Our resources are limited and our needs are many. I will make sure we are accountable to our community in spending precious resources wisely.
Profession:Student, Masters Program in Education Best Practices
Substitute Teacher, Newark Unified High School District (2014current)
Trustee, Fremont Unified School District — Elected position (2012current)
Substitute Teacher, Fremont Unified School District (20102012)
Trustee, Ohlone Community College — Appointed position (20112012)
UCSD BA, Visual and Performing Arts (1988)
Board Member, Fremont Education Foundation (2000current)
Co-Chair, Measure I Organizing Committee (20162016)
Member, Measure E Organizing Committee (20142014)
Legislation Chair, Fremont Council PTA (20102013)
Member, Measure K Organizing Committee (20122012)
  • Congressman Eric Swalwell
  • Fremont Unified District Teachers Association
  • Alameda County Democratic Central Committee
  • Business for Good Government Committee
  • Alameda County Labor Council AFL-CIO
1.
School Spending

A recent law made major changes in the way that the state allocates funding to schools.  What will you do to ensure that the public understands your local control formula for school spending and your plan to measure outcomes?

Answer from Ann Crosbie:

Fremont Unified's Local Control and Accountability Plan is being touted by Alameda County as the gold star model districts can look to as an example of how to do things right. We are very proud of the work that has been done by staff. We are working with our parents and community partners to recieve input and we are holding regular meetings to share our plan. We use info-graphics to make the information and data understandable. We are available to meet with any local organization who requests a presentation so that our community understands what we are doing to meet our student's needs.

1.
Common Core

Comment on your district’s implementation of the common core standards?

Answer from Ann Crosbie:

FUSD has taken a very proactive and thoughtful approach. We have offered many opportunities for Professional development and collaboration for our teachers.

2.
Proposition 51

Do you support Proposition 51 ($9 Billion Bond for school construction and maintenance? Please explain your reasons for supporting or not supporting this Proposition.

Answer from Ann Crosbie:

I am in favor of Proposition 51.

Due to the passage of Senate Bill 50 in August of 1998, a statewide bond is the only means available to school districts to recieve significant school development funds. Developer fees and local bonds are capped and are insufficient to address our needs. Until the California legislature and governor are able to come up with a different funding formula for building schools, and to address the type of growth we are seeing here in Fremont, a state-wide bond is our only option.

Our most recent demographic study projects adding 1100 students per year for the next 8 years. Every seat in our current schools are occupied. We need to be building schools.

Vote YES on Prop. 51!

3.
Bullying

What are your plans to deal with bullying in schools?

Answer from Ann Crosbie:

I have advocated for 

4.
Student Stress

There have been several studies that indicate that the high school students are under a tremendous amount of stress.  What can you do to help alleviate that?

Answer from Ann Crosbie:

As the need for a college education increases and the number of students seeking admittance to 

Email ann@crosbie4kids.com
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Desrie Y. Campbell

Fremont Unified School District Governing Board Member
36,483 votes (26.02%)Winning
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  • Ensure Equitable School Funding and Local Control of all Funds Received
  • Ensure Student Achievement as a means for first class quality education for all students
  • Promoting state-of the-art technology and educational facilities, by encouraging safe, clean and well maintained schools.
Profession:Fremont Unified School District Governing Board Member
Fremont Unified School District Governing Board Member, Fremont Unified School District — Elected position (2012current)
California State University, East Bay Master of Science, Public Administration (current)
University of Phoenix Bachelor of Science (B.S) , Business (2011)
  • Fremont Unified School District Teachers Assocation
Email desrie4schools@gmail.com
Appointed Incumbent
24,615 votes (17.56%)Winning
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  • Ensure student safety (physical, mental, emotional) by promoting equity and providing training.
  • Explore collaborative opportunities to control development and student overloading.
  • Effectively monitor public dollars.
Profession:Teacher Specialist
Teacher Specialist, California School for the Deaf (2008current)
Board Trustee, Fremont Unified School District — Appointed position (2015current)
Vice President, Mission Valley School Association — Elected position (20142015)
Parent Member, School Site Council — Elected position (20102014)
Project Coordinator, San Francisco State University (20042006)
Supervisor-Technology Services, Andersen Consulting (19982000)
Director, Gallaudet University Regional Center-Ohlone College (19901998)
Volunteer/Recruiter, Peace Corps (19871990)
University of Colorado Ph.D., Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (2012)
San Jose State University Credential, Multiple Subjects/Ed Specialist in Deaf/HH (2011)
University of San Francisco Masters in Nonprofit Administration, Nonprofit Administration (1997)
University of Maryland Baltimore County B.A. , Political Science (1985)
Volunteer Coach/Interpreter, Fremont National Youth Baseball (20102015)
  • FUSD Board Clerk Yang Shao
  • FUSD Board President Larry Sweeney
  • State Senator Bob Wieckowski
  • Assemblymember Bill Quirk
  • Assemblymember Kansen Chu
  • Alameda County Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Fremont Unified District Teachers Association
  • California School Employees Association-Fremont Chapter 204
  • Fremont Citizens Network
  • SEIU Local 1021
  • South Alameda County Young Democrats
1.
School Spending

A recent law made major changes in the way that the state allocates funding to schools.  What will you do to ensure that the public understands your local control formula for school spending and your plan to measure outcomes?

Answer from Michele G. Berke:

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) has had a dramatic impact on how schools receive their funds. In addition to public discussions about LCFF at the Board level, we have been having conversations at the local school level so that parents and community stakeholders understand the changes. Our Local Control Accountabilty Plan is very much tied to our funding and we have on-going communication/data available to ensure that we are doing what we say we would do.

1.
Common Core

Comment on your district’s implementation of the common core standards?

Answer from Michele G. Berke:

Fremont has been extremely proactive in implementing the California Common Core State Standards by engaging teachers. We have supported Professional Learning Communities (now in its second year) and promoted regular opportunities for collaboration both cross-curricular and spiraling up and down grade levels. Fremont is on the right track to ensure that students are receiving the education they need to be successful in post-secondary opportunities, whether the be college or career. 

2.
Proposition 51

Do you support Proposition 51 ($9 Billion Bond for school construction and maintenance? Please explain your reasons for supporting or not supporting this Proposition.

Answer from Michele G. Berke:

Yes, I support Proposition 51. We know that our successful schools are attractive and the demand for housing is high.  Our district has been affected by fast-paced housing development and we currently do not have enough facilities to support all the students who are moving into the district. At the same time, the majority of our schools are aging. Although our community passed a bond (Measure E) to update our facilities, these funds will not be enough to carry us through the long range facilities plan that we have in place. With Prop 51, we can access state funds to help mitigate some of the costs that we are incurring to keep up-to-date. 

3.
Bullying

What are your plans to deal with bullying in schools?

Answer from Michele G. Berke:

We will continue to support anti-bullying and character education programs in our schools. In addition, we are introducing restorative justice training along with culturally responsive instruction training. I will continue to advocate for monitoring and solving problems around where bullying tends to occur (bathrooms, locker rooms, playgrounds) to ensure safety for all students. 

4.
Student Stress

There have been several studies that indicate that the high school students are under a tremendous amount of stress.  What can you do to help alleviate that?

Answer from Michele G. Berke:

This is of alarming concern especially since one of our High Schools was recently in the press as part of a large conversation on student stress. We need to re-look at the new counseling positions that we have put in place to make sure that our staff can provide a balance of academic and mental health counseling. We also need to foster an atmosphere of balance by promoting extra-curricular activities as well as reviewing our homework policies. 

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Retired Technology Executive
22,852 votes (16.3%)
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Dax Choksi

Parent/Technology Manager
19,283 votes (13.75%)
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