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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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Board MemberSouth San Francisco Unified School District2 Year TermNovember 8, 2016California General Election

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November 8, 2016California General Election

South San Francisco Unified School DistrictBoard Member2 Year Term

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (39/39).
  • 323,303 ballots counted.

About this office

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Infrastructure Grant Analyst
13,697 votes (60.5%)Winning
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  • Increase Academic Standards in order to make our students more ready for careers or colleges
  • Improve physical facilities in schools that were not improved by Measure J bond
  • Ease process for special education students and their parents
Profession:Appointed School Board Trustee
Infrastructure Grant Analyst, State of California (2013current)
Trustee, South San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education — Appointed position (2016current)
Member, SamTrans Citizens Advisory Committee — Appointed position (2002current)
Staff and Freelance Journalist, Various Publications (19982016)
Commissioner, South San Francisco Public Housing Authority — Appointed position (20092016)
City Management Intern, City of Brisbane (20122012)
Strategic Planning Intern, Santa Clara Fire Department (20112011)
Commissioner, South San Francisco Library Board — Appointed position (20012005)
San Francisco State University Masters in Public Administration, Public Administration (2012)
San Francisco State University Bachelors, History (US History Emphasis) (2003)
Humboldt State University Bachelors, Journalism (1998)
Member, San Mateo County Transportation Authority Citizen's Advisory Committee (20132015)
Manager, South San Francisco Youth Baseball (20122012)
  • Trustee Maurice Goodman, San Mateo County Community College District
  • San Mateo County Democratic Party
  • Supervisor David Pine, San Mateo County
  • Supervisor Adrienne Tissier, San Mateo County
  • Commissioner Robert Bernardo, San Mateo County Harbor District
  • Vice-Mayor David Canepa, Daly City
  • Mayor Mark Addiego, South San Francisco
  • Trustee-to-Be Patricia Murray, SSFUSD
  • Trustee Daina Lujan, SSFUSD Board
  • President Patrick Lucy, SSFUSD Board
  • Mayor Pedro Gonzalez (ret.), South San Francisco
Manager / Harbor Master
8,955 votes (39.5%)
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  • Transparcency of ALL Expenditures for Capital and Maintenance Construction to Prevent Loss of another $11 Million Dollars in Tax Dollars
  • Recognition of ALL Faculty & Staff to Improve Morale of ALL School District Employees in Support of the School Students
  • Improve Teamwork of All Employees and Parents to Improve the school Environment for Our Children
Profession:College Vocational Education Instructor & Harbor Master/Manager
Alternate Representative, San Francisco Bay Harbor Safety Committee, Office of Spill Prevention and Response — Appointed position (2016current)
University of Washinton Adult Eduction, Vocational Education Instructors Certification , Vocational Ed, State Licensing (1980)
Particapating Member, Italian American Club South San Francisco (2016current)
Harbor Safety Committee Alternate Member, San Francisco Harbor Safety Committee, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife, Office of Spill Prevention and Response (2016current)
Board Member, California Harbor Masters and Port Captains Association (2012current)
Participating Member , San Francisco Norway Club (2013current)
Facilities Board Member , Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart-Bellevue Wa. (2003current)

 


Name: Scott Allen Grindy


 


Age: 58


 


Occupation: College Vocational Instructor, Manager and Harbor Master, City County San Francisco


 


Education & Qualifications:


 


As a resident of South San Francisco, I bring to this board position what I believe will be an asset to the School Board role in Capital Construction, Facility Maintenance Operations and Security, in addition my background includes 20 years of teaching and instruction as an adjunct college vocational/technical instructor, past Facility and Capital Projects Director for University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia Community College, and as a Director of Facilities for Lake Washington Technical College. More recently the Director of Facilities, and Homeland Security for the Port of Everett, and a facility board member for Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. Presently I am with City County of San Francisco, as a Manager and Harbor Master and was with San Mateo County Harbor District as a senior executive.


 


I believe a premier focus of this board role is to inspire our students for both technical, trade and college bound aspirations in a safe learning environment. There is a great amount of opportunity at our own doorstep for the success of our student’s right here in South San Francisco and the Bay Area. I have experience with both the educational grant writing such as one with NASA First, where my efforts funded a human size robotic program for a high school, and where the All Girls Team was the first in the USA to compete in regional competition with their robot. We were also featured on National Public Radio, where we were as a team interviewed for an hour on the NASA First program and the influence this program had on an all-girls team of future robotic programmers, engineers and technicians.


 


My goal includes to support to the South San Francisco Unified School District in improved short and long term facility planning and construction activities with focus on deferred maintenance, strategic planning and goals, with cost effective energy conscious facilities that are well maintained to provide the students the ability to learn, grow and lead our community while being transparent with the Capital Construction and Maintenance Funding.


 


I also my belief that great improvement is immediately required to improve all staff and faculty morale as the employees of the South San Francisco Unified School District have continued to work through many years of financial and economic turmoil and need the boards support.


 


In my experience tool box I have also started two school district foundations, and been heavily involved with running start programs, including ORCA (Ocean Research College Academy)


 


As a parent, we raised 5 children who are now adults and also have 8 ¼ grandchildren. All of our kids have gone to public school, and the grandchildren are on the pathway of public school too. To honor my children and their educations, so far we have one PhD, one near to finishing her PhD, one with a Masters and owns a Restaurant and Bar in Honolulu, one who is a Facility Manager for the County, and a business woman who also owns large Beauty Salon.


 


We enjoy public service, and the heartwarming outcomes that can come of the work and passion to serve our schools, kids, staff and faculty.


 


ScottGrindy4SSFUSD2016@outlook.com


  • Liza Normandy, Councilperson South San Francisco
  • Richard Garbarino, Councilperson South San Francisco
  • Karyl Matsumoto, Councilperson South San Francisco

My Political Philosophy is that running for a political office is not just a right but an obligation to serve. My belief is that all candidates should treat their fellow candidates with fairness, honesty and integrity and be examples of what our children hope to become.

I do not believe in "Bullies" on the campaign trail and believe that we all my work together for a common goal, not become fractional in our needs and actions.

Email scottgrindy4ssfusd2016@outlook.com

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