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Trustee, Trustee Area D —San Diego Unified School DistrictNovember 8, 2016 —California General Election

November 8, 2016 —California General Election

San Diego Unified School DistrictTrustee, Trustee Area D

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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Richard Andrew Barrera

Trustee, San Diego Unified School District
282,195 votes (100%)Winning
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  • Prepare all students for success in their choice of college and/or career, by elminating the achievement gap
  • Invest in our neighborhood schools so that every family believes that their children can receive a top quality education in their own neighborhood
  • Develop a future teacher pipeline so that our teaching force mirrors the demographics of our student body, and so that our current students who want to teach are supported to come back into our schools as educators
Profession:Trustee, San Diego Unified School District
Executive, United Food and Commercial Workers (2016–current)
Board Trustee, San Diego Unified School District — Elected position (2008–current)
Board Member, San Diego Workforce Investment Board — Appointed position (2011–current)
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Masters in Public Policy, Community Development (1990)
University of California, San Diego Bachelor of Arts, History (1988)
Executive Board Member, United Way of San Diego County (2013–current)
Board Member, Cesar Chavez Service Club (2010–current)
Steering Committee Member, City Heights Partnership for Children (2012–current)
Board President, Center on Policy Initiatives (2013–current)
  • Todd Gloria, City Council Member, District 3
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • David Valladolid, Parent Institute for Quality Education
  • Sandy Weiner, Past President, McKinley Elementary School PTA
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Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

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Board of Education – District D

Trustee, San Diego Unified School District

Age: 49  

RICHARD BARRERA led San Diego schools through the most devastating financial cuts in California history. “San Diegans care deeply about our public schools. Pulling together - parents, educators, students and neighbors - we are preparing young people to succeed in the 21st Century.”

Working together, with Richard’s leadership, we have:

  • Achieved record academic success. We went from 40% of students graduating on time meeting college requirements to nearly 90%!
  • Preserved Award Winning Music, Arts, and Language Programs.
  • Maintained Small Class Sizes for our youngest students.
  • Brought innovative technology into every classroom.
  • Developed forward-thinking Anti-Bullying/Restorative Justice policies - record low suspensions, expulsions and dropout rates.
  • Balanced our budget every year while preserving fair salaries and affordable health care for educators.
RICHARD BARRERA. Experience our Kids Depend On
  • M.A., Public Policy, Harvard University.
  • B.A., UCSD.
  • Parent, two public school students.
  • Board Member, United Way, Workforce Partnership, Cesar Chavez Clubs, City Heights Partnership for Children.

* American Federation of Teachers
* David Valladolid, Parent Institute for Quality Education
* Parent Leaders Sandy Weiner-Mattson (McKinley Elementary) and Samantha Boice (Roosevelt Middle School)
* City Councilmembers Todd Gloria and David Alvarez
* Linda and Carlos LeGerrette, Chavez Service Clubs
* Teacher of the Year Bill Freeman

Re-Elect Richard Barrera
The Choice of Parents, Teachers and the Community 

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