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

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November 8, 2016California General Election

Hayward Unified School DistrictBoard Member

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (135/135).

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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Hayward Unified School District Governing Board Member
24,815 votes (22.03%)Winning
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  • College and Career Readiness
  • Modernization of School Facilities
  • Health and wellness of Hayward students and their families
Profession:Educator
Coordinator of Parent and Community Relations, California State University - East Bay (2005current)
Governing School Board Member, Hayward Unified School District — Elected position (2012current)
University of San Francisco Doctorate of Education , Organization and Leadership (2003)
  • Hayward Education Association
  • Alameda County Democratic Party
  • Alameda County Building Trades
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 Annette Walker:

I will advocate to increase transparency of LCFF processes and strategies to promote greater community engagement that institutes a culture of contiuous improvement necessary to sustain improved outcomes for our students. 

Specifically, objectives to measure outcomes include:

  • regular communication to identify systemic challenges
  • presentations highlighting the work of staff and best practices 
  • provide timely access to data, reports, trends and analysis
  • identifying and addressing challenges related to LCFF implemetation
  • engaging the governance team more intimately in LCFF processes and practices

 

School Officials and equity groups team up to close achievement gap — October 27, 2016 California Forward - CAFWD

A collaborative of 15 schools districts and two County Offices of Education is learning from each other to improve public engagement and the use of data to deliver better results. 

 

Retired College President
18,344 votes (16.29%)Winning
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  • Develop a Board capable of providing leadership in a effective, professional, and student-centered manner
  • Develp a strong District leadership team and encourage the Board work repectfully in partnership with that team
  • Rebuild trust in the Board and build a shared collaborative relationship with community, teachers, students, and staff
Profession:Retired President of Chabot College
President of Chabot College, Hayward CA, Chabot Las Positias Community College District (20022008)
Executive Dean of the Gallup Campus, University of New Mexico (19952002)
Manager for Economic Development, San Diego Community College District (19941995)
Various Dean and Vice president positions, : (19771994)
On faculty, Germanna Community College; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (19711976)
Cal State Eastbay, Hayward CA Masters Degree in Education, instructional technology (2007)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg VA Doctorate in Education (EdD) (1976)
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL Masters Degree in Education, co-majors in community college education and technical education (1971)
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL Bachelor of Arts, education (1971)
SIU School of Technical Careers Associate Degree, automotive technology (1971)
President, Vice President, Old Highlands Home Owners Association (20062016)
Member, Rotary International, Hayward CA (20032016)
Volunteer, Arthritis Foundation (20102016)
Board Member, Sun Gallery, Hayward CA (20042009)
Board Member, St Rose Hospital Foundation, Hayward CA (20032005)
  • Barbara Halliday, Mayor, City of Hayward
  • United Association Local Union 342
  • Hayward Chamber of Commerce
  • Fred Simms, Alameda County Board of Education
  • Ffranciseo Zermeno, Hayward City Council member
  • Mark Salinas, Hayward Council Member
  • Rich Hatcher, HARD Board member
  • Minane Jameson, HARD Board President
  • Lou Andrade, Board member, HARD
  • Bill Quirk, California Assemblymember
  • Al Mendall, Hayward City Council member
  • Sara Lamnin, Hayward City Council member
  • Elisa Marquez, Hayward City Council member
  • Aisha Knowles, Trustee Alameda County Board of Education
  • R Zaballos and Sons
  • Sprinkler Fitters, Local 483
  • Felson Companies
  • Cherryland Community Association
  • Hayward Firefighters, Local 1909
  • Larry Ratto, Retired Educator and Hayward City Council member
  • Chris Lam, President of Pucci Foods
  • Bill Ward, Retired Hayward City Council Member
  • Chris Zaballos
  • Brian M. Schott, Hayward Business Owner
  • Dr. Gerald Reyes, PhD in Education
  • Didacus Ramos, Urban Planner
  • Bernadette Pilar Zermeño Reyes, Educator
  • Grant Peterson, Ret. Hayward School Board Member
  • Paul Martin
  • Greg Jones, Realy World Ceighbors, Former Hayward City Council Member
  • Andy Krake, Immediate Past President Hayward Rotary Club
  • Judy Harrison
  • Andrew Kong Knight, Artist and Art Educator
  • John Hazatone, Former HUSD Principal
  • Rudy Grasseschi, Hayward businessman
  • Sarah Gonzales, Retired Professor Cal State Eastbay
  • Paul Frumkin III, Retired HUSD Board President
  • Blake Felson
  • Melinda Matsuda, Retired Vice President Chabot College
  • Joe and Ann Farias, Educators
  • Mariellen Faria, Planning Commissioner
  • John Evans and Nancy Evans, Former principal of Cherryland school
  • Tony Dutra, CEO Dutra Land and Consulting Services
  • Kevin Dowling, Former Hayward Council Member
  • Jan Arney, Retired HUSD Principal
  • Miguel Delgado, Financial Planner
  • Annette DeJulio, retired teacher
  • C. Edward Bullock, President of Danville Realty
  • Sherman and Allison Lewis
  • Kari McAlister
  • Bonnie Moss, Retired HUSD Trustee
  • Christine Quinn, Former HUSD Asst. Superintendent
  • Pam Russo
  • Robert Sakai
  • Michael Sweeney, Retired Mayor of Hayward
  • Joel Thornley, Retired Superintendent of HUSD
  • Charley Plummer, Sheriff Emeritus
  • John and Sandra Davini
  • Otto Catrina, Catrina and Sons Properties
  • Liz Bathgate, retired teacher
  • Jan Arney, Retired Principal
  • Freddye Davis, President of Hayward South Alameda County NAACP
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 Robert Carlson:

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) must be developed every three years and include goals, strategies, and assessment processes. This plan needs to be developed with the cooperation of parents, teachers, school personnel, students, and with the help of a parent advisory committee. The Board must have open communications with all these stakeholders and provide them substantive participation in the process.

Likewise Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) provides a set amount of funding for each pupil. The same stakeholders who provided guidance for the development of the goals also need to have input in how resources, including budget, will be used to meet the goals that were set.

Finally, the school Board needs to develop a shared and collaborative long-term relationship with District teachers and staff as well as the community. High levels of truthful, accurate, data driven communication would build trust and an atmosphere of mutual responsibility for the academic result of the planning process. The Board, District staff, and community must work together to build the accountability plan that provides the best education possible with the resources available.

Candidate Statement

Summary

Breif sumary of Education, Qualifications and Goals

 

 

I have dedicated 40 years to education, serving as a teacher, student advocate, and president of Chabot College, before retiring in 2008.  I believe in public service and have served on the boards of St. Rose Hospital and Sun Gallery, volunteered with Rotary, and led my Hayward homeowner’s association. This experience drives my desire to see an effective, respected Hayward Unified School District Board.  I am concerned about the ongoing turbulence at HUSD. I have spent years working directly with school boards to achieve results that release the full potential of students. If you elect me, I will use my education, skills and experience to help rebuild trust in the Board.  I will bring intelligence and good ideas, be a good listener, and respect different viewpoints.  I will do my homework and give the time and energy necessary to be an effective trustee.  My leadership will help the Board create a shared vision for success, maintain a positive work climate, set priorities that deliver results, and provide accountability to the public. HUSD will put students first with quality Board leadership. Help me take that step - for our students, for our community. Vote Carlson on November 8. Thank you!  Learn more: www.haywardclass.com

 

 

 

Hayward Unified School District Governing Board Member
18,176 votes (16.14%)Winning
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  • Increase number of students to go into universities
  • Improve Fiscal Accountability in the school district
  • Encourage teachers and students to go beyond Common Core curriculum
Profession:University Business Professor
University Business Professor, Notre Dame De Namur University (2013current)
University Business Professor, Keller/Devry Univeristy (2013current)
Board Trustee, Hayward Unified School District — Elected position (2008current)
University of San Francisco Doctorate Organizational Leadesrhip, Education (2012)
Cal State East Bay Masters of Science, Educational Leadership (2005)
Cal State East Bay California Department of Education Administrative Services Credential, Administration of Public Schools (2005)
Cal State East Bay California Department of Education Teachers Credential, Multi-Subject, BCLAD, Technology Concepts (2005)
Cal State East Bay Bachelors of Science, Computer Science (1987)
Volunteer Chief Advisor on Business, Padres Unidos Business Entrepreneurship (2014current)

My education and qualifications are: I currently serve as an elected member of the Hayward Unified School District Board of Trustees. This district, which comprises an area much larger than the city of Hayward, presents distinctive challenges in its cultural and academic diversity.

My earlier background as a real-estate lease analyst for major multi-national corporations gives me the ability to evaluate the bottom line which is rare in education budgeting, and in most government work. I have presented useful approaches on cost cutting to put more taxpayer dollars into classroom teaching and less into sweetheart contracts. Prior to serving in elective office, I was also a classroom teacher, holding a BS in Computer Science, a Multi-Subject Teaching Credential, MS in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in Education, my research evaluates the dollarization of the currency in Ecuador and highlights the importance of the economic literacy we all need. 

I am proud to have introduced computer technology to my third-grade Hayward students and raised their test scores 30%. Currently completing a On the Board of the Regional Occupational Program, I also promote both academic and career opportunities. Born in Mexico, I became a U.S. citizen at the age of twelve, when I entered public school in California. Bilingual in Spanish and English, I want to give every California K-12 student mastery of the English language to give them good jobs. I pledge to help education rebuild prosperity, to reduce government waste, and to listen to you. Please give me your vote. Thank you

  • 12,000 voters like you in the last election that got me re-elected in 2012
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 Luis Reynoso:

Implement meaningful training to the parents and tax payers to have them understand their very influential role in directing LCFF and LCAP funding for the district. The parents and tax payers have the power to improve their schools by directing where the funding should be going.

We need a Revolution in Election Reform to stop special interest groups from taking over our elections. It seems that funding from these special interest groups continue to rise and the people need to be involve and care more to prevent the takeover of their local governments, specially in Public Education.

Candidate Statement

Summary

I need your support to continue to improve our schools. Please vote for me in Nov 8, 2016

For the last 8 years I have battled for fiscal and academic accountability in our schools. There is still much more to be done, so I am seeking another term. I hold an Education Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from University of San Francisco and I am also currently pursuing my CPA. Because I have been a classroom teacher I remain very familiar with the needs of teachers, and as board member I have always advocated for the interests of the whole community. As a proud nationalized American citizen born in Mexico one of my goals is to provide eloquent mastery of the English language for all students. Working both as a university business professor and in corporate management, I have seen that English mastery opens doors to better career opportunities and world commerce. My second goal is to encourage teachers and students to enjoy their creativity by going beyond the Common Core. This will provide exposure to a greater variety of disciplines and give students more ideas for their future. My third goal is to be able to take pride in clean, responsible, and inspiring management of Hayward Unified School District. Please give me your vote.
Cybersecurity Engineer
15,299 votes (13.58%)
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  • Conduct proper public board meetings that are respectful, inclusive, and effective for achieving student success.
  • Continue to pursue campus safety goals to/from school and on campus to ensure students and educators can focus on student success.
  • Engage public/private partnerships to attract additional funding and technology to best prepare students for success.
Profession:Cybersecurity Engineer
Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems Inc (2009current)
Commissioner, Hayward Planning Commission — Appointed position (2015current)
President, Altura Garin Heights HOA — Elected position (2015current)
Vice President, Twin-Bridges HOA — Elected position (20102012)
UC Berkeley BA Rhetoric, Constitutional Law (1989)
Asst Scout Master, Boy Scouts Troop 168 (2016current)
Planning/Training Officer, Alameda County Sheriff's Communications Team (2010current)
member, Hayward Chamber of Commerce (2015current)
member, Fairway Park Neighborhoods Association (2010current)
member, Hayward Rotary Club (2015current)

A single father of two school aged children, graduate of UC Berkeley, 27 year career in high technology, inventor, business development engineer, community activist, homeowner association leader, Hayward Planning Commissioner.

  • Congressman Eric Swalwell
  • Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday
  • Assemblyman Bill Quirk
  • Hayward Councilman Al Mendall
  • Cherryland Community Association
  • Hayward Chamber of Commerce
  • Sprinkler Fitters, Local 483
  • Hayward Firefighters Local 1909
  • Freddye Davis, President of Hayward South Alameda County NAACP
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 Daniel Goldstein:

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) ensure that decisions are made at the local level on how to meet the budget needs of the school district. Local input to the budget process is essential, and therefore, parents, educators, staff, workers, administrators, and the community at large are invited to participate in the process. Budgeted programs are measured for timeliness and success, and the results are reported back to the community. I will ensure that the process is inclusive, respectful, and transparent.

Good governance comes when good people are engaged in it. 

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Todd E. Davis

Telecommunications Specialist
15,031 votes (13.35%)
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  • Repair and upgrade of school facilities
  • Restoring the civility and decorum of school board meetings
  • improving the after school programs, increasing graduation rates, and as a result increasing the number of students that attend junior colleges and 4 year universities as well as enter the building and trades profession
Profession:Youth Mentor/Telecommunications Specialist
Commissioner, Community Services Commission — Appointed position (2008current)
Advisor, Haywatd Naacp Youth and College Unit — Elected position (2009current)
Mentor, Big Brother and Big Sister — Appointed position (1994current)
UC Berkeley BA of Political Science/BA of Rhetoric (current)
Hayward Unified School District Governing Board Member
13,614 votes (12.09%)
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  • Provide successful leadership and collaboration to the board just as it was in 2013-2015
  • Working together to improve the district and academic achievement for all student.
  • Provide safe campuses and district facilities for students, staff, parents and community.
Profession:Teacher
Hayward Unified School District Board of Trustee, School Board Trustee — Elected position (2016current)

 

I am dedicated to bringing a broad perspective that includes detailed knowledge of the Hayward Unified School District; an understanding of the budgeting process; an ability to make the tough decisions and an ability to be objective and fair. My executive leadership as the president of the HUSD Board of Trustees yielded higher graduation rates, higher academic achievement and stability within the school district. As a Teacher of the Year (Alameda County), California Department of Education Model Practice program teacher, California Association of Regional Occupational Centers and Programs Outstanding Teacher of the Year and national award winning forensic science and criminal justice teacher, it is a high priority for this district that we perform as a cohesive unit including board members, district personnel, staff, teachers and community members. It is essential that we effectively communicate across all areas, establishing and maintaining trust and common goals. One goal must be to provide a quality education to all children of our community. I have managed large numbers of people in the educational environment and have always been successful. I am willing to devote the time and energy that this community deserves in fulfilling my duties as a member of this board.

Email jt4hayward@gmail.com
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Insurance Agent/Educator
5,733 votes (5.09%)
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Health Community Advocate
1,215 votes (1.08%)
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  • Remove the cell phone towers from the schools.
  • Non-GMO foods served in our schools.
  • Merrit pay for teachers.
Profession:Health Community Advocate
health advocate/ not elected, Self-appointed health advocate. I attend many public meetings and speak. — Elected position (2003current)
Skyline College, Laney College, Chabot College, Heald College Cosmetology: certificate, Culinary Arts: certificate, Liberal Arts AA, , Cosmetology, Culinary, Medical assisting, criminology, business law, marketing, business (2013)
Toast Masters, Newark Toast Masters (2016current)
Public Health Advocate, self appointed (2003current)
  • Dr. Luis Reynoso
  • 2,000 voters from the city council election in June 2016
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 Wynn Grcich:

 I want transparency, so the public has an idea why these schools are not being repaired and maintained.  The school district needs to run like a well run business.I am running for school board because this is not being done in the HUSD. We are $65 million in debt from the teachers' unfunded pensions. The city council wants two more grades added the Cherry Land new school development. The Board doesn’t have the money for it. The plans were already made for Kindergarten to 6th grade. There is too much wasteful spending, like the $2,000 dollar an hour verdure from the College Bound group, who came up from San Diego, on a Wednesday, to video on her phone the College Bound Students who chanted “ Get Rid of the Board,” when Dobbs was fired. The vendure's job is on Saturdays, to help this group register for college. That is same thing the high school councilors do for free. Why does she come to the Wednesday night board meetings, when her job is on Saturdays? She wants to get rid on the board who gave her a thousand dollar an hour raise. This over spending is crazy and the vendure has no loyality to the board, who gave her this expensive account. 

 

 

WYNN GRCICH: I am running for Hayward School Board in hopes of improving the students’ health and environment which leads to success in public education, college or trade school, and job centered adults. Improving the water quality and non-GMO lunches is a good start. Making the cell phone towers safer, or removing the cell towers from campuses will give students a safer environment away from harmful cell phone towers emissions. Currently, our public schools are flooded with massive amounts of powerful wireless microwave radiation and that needs to stop. Cell phone towers emit high-frequency radio waves, or microwaves, that can travel as far as 45 miles over level terrain. The closer the towers are to the classrooms, the greater the danger to our students and teachers. I’d like to see the schools open on Saturdays for English lessons, soccer, other sports, art, dance teams and singing.  A movie night on a weekend of inspirational students achievements and documentaries. We need to have funds available for fingerprinting of volunteering adults. I believe we need more community involvement by creating a district-wide Parent’s Union, open to the public to join. We want a community voice for everyone in solving what is best for our children to excel towards higher education . Each one of our Hayward students has skills, which can be developed into productive adults for our community. As a successful small business owner, I know what can be done when education provides opportunities, and we need to provide our students with those same opportunities. Please give me your vote on November 8, 2016 -Wynn Grcich for School Board!

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