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Antioch Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Diane Gibson-Gray

Executive Director/Trustee
12,080 votes (17.87%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Support our superintendent and great staff in making AUSD a safe and nurturing 21st technology environment.
  • Focus on finances and get the greatest value for our limited dollars.
  • Increase enrollment and graduation rates.



Profession:Executive Director/Trustee
Executive Director Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch, Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch (2004–current)
Antioch Unified School District Trustee, Antioch Unified School District — Elected position (2008–2016)
Regional Director of Customer Care (last position), Comcast (1976–2004)

Community Activities

Member, Rotary Club of Antioch (2013–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (5)

  • Antioch Classified Employees Association
  • Antioch Educators Association
  • Antioch Management Association
  • Antioch Chamber of Commerce
  • United Faculty of CC Community College District

Elected Officials (14)

  • Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Schools
  • Susan Bonilla, State Assembly Member
  • Diane Burgis, East Bay Regional Park District
  • Lori Orgorchock, Antioch Mayor Pro Tem
  • Wade Harper, Antioch Mayor
  • Monica Wilson, Antioch City Council
  • Tony Tiscareno, Antioch City Council
  • Bette Boatman, Contra Costa Water District Director
  • Mary Rocha, Antioch City Council
  • Mary Nejedly Piepho, Contra Costa County Supervisor
  • Federal Glover, Contra Costa County Supervisor
  • Arne Simonsen, Antioch City Clerk
  • Donna Conley, Antioch City Treasurer
  • Joan Buchanan, Former State Assembly Member

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (1)

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 Diane Gibson-Gray:

Work with the Superintendent to implement the District's Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to engage parents, educators, employees and the community to work together to establish, evaluate, track and monitor the effectiveness of the plan and adjust where needed. The new Data Dash Board will enable staff to quickly assess program effectiveness; focus on programs that work and discarding programs that do not raise student achievement. 



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