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Board MemberSan Marcos Unified School DistrictNovember 8, 2016California General Election

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November 8, 2016California General Election

San Marcos Unified School DistrictBoard Member

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Small Business Owner
13,388 votes (15.6%)
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  • Overcrowding, there are not enough teachers or classrooms. I want to collaborate with the city to plan for future growth and traffic.
  • Parent collaboration, I believe our strength lies with our volunteers. I am open to finding creative ways to implement programs that make parent collaboration easier, and save our district money.
  • Access to online tools, I want to make online tools more accessible to families and compatible with mobile devices. Our current cloud system often has glitches when students log in during peak hours.
Profession:Parent/ Business Owner
Owner, Acosta Notary & Translation Services (20132016)
University of California at Santa Barbara Bachelor's Degree , Law & Society (2005)
Allan Hancock College Associate Degree, Liberal Arts (2003)
Mentor, SCORE of San Diego (2014current)
Translator/ Community Organizer, San Diego Organizing Project (2013current)
Volunteer, Girl Scouts of San Diego (20092016)
Case Manager Teen Parent Program, Community Action Commission (20062006)
Youth Development Leader- After School Program, LifeBound Leadership (20062006)

My children have had the opportunity to attend San Marcos schools from kindergarten to high school. I feel that it is important to support, advocate, and be involved in the education of our youth. As a parent of a middle schooler and a high schooler, I am familiar with the concerns that many parents have such as overcrowding, college readiness, and common core.

 

 I have translated for parents speaking with local school boards trying to resolve certain issues such as: making parent meetings more accessible, availability of successful school programs, budget issues and more.  I have worked in Washington DC doing legal research on the Workforce Investment Act, to assess the impact career training programs have in preparing students for the workforce. I have lobbied in Sacramento for educational funding to address the needs of the students in my district. 



  • San Marcos Educators Association
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Plan of Action

What is the most significant challenge facing the San Marcos Unified School District, and if you are elected, what steps will you take to address it?

Answer from Lucia E. Acosta:

Overcrowding is the most significant challenge facing the San Marco Unified School District. I would like to look at projections for growth and population for our cities. It is important to work with local city officials for traffic, safety, and other issues. If elected, I would work with city planners to make sure we calculate properly for growth and traffic. I would also work closesly with our local colleges especially Cal State San Marcos to make sure that we have enough students interested in teaching so we have enough teachers in our district.

My Philosophy:

Educate our youth so that they can be the leaders of tomorrow. Provide them with the tools and resources they need to succeed in life. Give them support and show them how to resolve issues so they become self sufficient and thrive. Budget should reflect the needs of students.

My priorities are:

Overcrowding Our student population is growing and there are not enough teachers or classrooms. Though we have our new school Double Peak, we still have schools with portables and not enough classrooms. I would like to find solutions by looking at growth projections and help hire and retain more teachers. It is not enough to remodel our school sites we have to plan ahead for growth, traffic and other factors.

Parent collaboration I believe our strength lies with our volunteers. I have met teachers who are willing to change an entire month worth of lesson plans if it does not meet the needs of her students. It is our responsibility to collaborate with educators so that we know how to help our students use what is taught the classroom. We can increase parent collaboration by making information, volunteer opportunities and meetings more accessible to working families.

Access to online tools Our students rely on online tools and campus websites for assignments. I want to make these tools more accessible to families and compatible with mobile devices. Our current cloud system often has glitches when students log in at the same time. Some of the online learning tools are not accessible with certain mobile devices.

Campus programs The past three years La Costa Meadows Elementary has had a program called Watch D.O.G.S. where dads came to school for a day to volunteer and be the campus “watch dogs.” Six years ago Carrillo Elementary had the Lego Robotics program where my daughter and 19 other students were selected to learn robotic engineering.  I would like to provide campuses with tools to develop more programs that will meet student needs.

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SAN MARCOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Governing Board Member

LUCIA E. ACOSTA
Small Business Owner/ Military and Legal Translator

Lucia Acosta has a B.A. in Law & Society from the University of California at Santa Barbara where she interned in Washington DC doing research on the Workforce Investment Act. Lucia is a published writer on community development issues. Having achieved success in the California public school system, she understands the needs and challenges facing today’s students and their parents.

Lucia is heavily invested in San Marcos Schools having one daughter attending San Elijo Middle, and one at San Marcos High. Both girls have thrived in the positive learning environment and opportunities the district provides, including sports like water polo and softball.

Lucia is a Girl Scout volunteer and a serving member of SCORE.

She believes that students need to be kept safe and healthy and has worked with community leaders, law enforcement, and schools to build a dynamic teen after-school program.

Lucia is proud to be endorsed by Teachers, parents, and elected members of the Board. She believes that through our schools we build our future, and will promote policies that create positive outcomes for all of our students.

Please elect Lucia Acosta to the San Marcos Unified School Board.

Incumbent
17,999 votes (20.97%)Winning
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  • Always promote academic excellence; be a voice for parents
  • Maintain fiscal prudence
  • Retain well-trained and motivated teachers
Profession:Attorney at Law
Attorney at Law, Walton Law Firm (2005current)
Governing Board Member, San Marcos Unified School District — Elected position (2008current)
UC San Diego BA (1989)

Randy has served on the Governing Board of San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) for eight years, and has witnessed dramatic academic gains in the district. SMUSD now routinely sends students to the finest colleges in the country, and has among the highest graduation rates, and lowest dropout rates of any district in the county. Today, SMUSD is considered one of the finest public school districts in the State of California.

In Randy's time on the board, nine schools have been named California Distinguished Schools, and two schools became California Gold Ribbon Schools. San Marcos High School and San Marcos Elementary schools were rebuilt, and the district is in the process of modernizing several other campuses. Also, the San Marcos Promise continues to develop. Randy believes strongly in the Promise, which works to provides students clearly articulated post-high school pathways to college or career.

If re-elected, Randy’s priorities will remain the same: to promote academic excellence; be a voice for parents; maintain fiscal prudence; retain well-trained and motivated teachers; produce good students and good citizens; and support programs that give all students the opportunity to succeed.

Community involvement has always been important to Randy. In addition to serving on the board, he was a founding member of The San Marcos Promise and the Valley of Discovery Education Foundation, non-profit organizations dedicated to the students of SMUSD. He was also appointed to by the San Marcos City Council to its Ridgeline Task Force, a committee of local citizens who drafted a law to preserve the remaining ridgelines of San Marcos.

Randy also instrumental in the acquisition of a $6 million grant from the Leichtag Family Foundation, used to help fund PACE Promise, a program that guarantees admission to CSUSM and tuition assistance. He is a 2010 graduate of Leadership North County.  For many years, he served on the board of directors of San Marcos Youth Baseball for a number of years. He currently coaches the San Marcos High surf team.

Randy lives in San Marcos, and is married with two children, both educated in SMUSD.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego, and a law degree from California Western School of Law.  He is the principal of Walton Law Firm, based in San Marcos.

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SAN MARCOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Governing Board Member

RANDY WALTON
AGE: 50
Incumbent/Parent

It has been my privilege to serve on the San Marcos Unified School District Governing Board for the last eight years. During that period, I have witnessed the dramatic gains in both academic achievement and reputation, and am proud to say that SMUSD is now considered one of the finest public school districts in the State of California.

In the last eight years alone, nine SMUSD schools have been named California Distinguished Schools, and two California Gold Ribbon Schools. Our high schools routinely send students to the finest colleges in the country, and have among the highest graduation rates, and lowest dropout rates in the county.

With success has come growth, and preventing overcrowded schools is a priority. My other objectives remain the same: always promote academic excellence; be a voice for parents; maintain fiscal prudence; retain well-trained and motivated teachers; support programs that give all students the opportunity to succeed; and modernize our aging campuses.

I live and work in San Marcos, and am married with two children, both educated in SMUSD. I received my undergraduate degree from UCSD, and a law degree from California Western School of Law.

I would be honored to serve you.

Business Owner/Parent
13,445 votes (15.67%)Winning
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  • More freedom for teachers to use their years of experience and proven results instead of untested Common Core and not forcing teachers to join a union to be hired and then having no voice in how those funds are spent.
  • More freedom for parents and students by allowing parents and students to choose the best schools, public, private or home schooling to further their children's education.
  • More freedom for taxpayers by allowing local administrations to use the products and services they think would work the best and allowing competition to produce the best education for the best value.
Profession:Small Business Owner and Parent
Director, Graham Consulting (2010current)
Member of the Committee, San Marcos Budget Review Committee — Appointed position (2013current)
Member of the Board, San Marcos Economic Development Corporation — Appointed position (20132015)
Citizen Budget Review Committee, Palomar Health — Elected position (20112012)
Product Marketing Manager, Hewlett-Packard Corporation (19952010)
State University of New York at Stony Brook Bachelor of Engineering Degree from SUNY at Stony Brook, Engineering Science, majoring in electrical and mechanical engineering (current)
University of Oregon Completed 1/3 of an MBA degree, Majored in International Finance and Marketing (current)
State University of New York and the University of Oregon Bachelor of Engineering Degree, Physics, Chemistry, Math, Electronics, Economics and other MBA level courses (current)
State University of New York at Stony Brook Engineering degree, Electrical and Mechanical engineering (current)
Usher, Emanuel Faith Community Church (1982current)

 

My wife and I are proud parents of two children who have attended San Marcos Unified School District from Kindergarten through High School. Later they graduated Palomar and then USC and UCSD. My wife earned her Master of Education degree from the University of Oregon and I hold a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. I was a successful product marketing manager with Hewlett-Packard and am the owner of a small business in San Marcos. I also served on the San Marcos Budget Review Committee and with the San Marcos Economic Development Corporation.

 

 

 

My wife taught in public and private schools and even started a Kindergarten curriculum from scratch at a new school in Oregon before we were married. She has been instrumental in teaching our two children and augmenting their public schooling. I remember a time when my son’s excellent math teacher was not allowed to use a textbook that produced much better results than the one forced on her by the state. She was not allowed to use the knowledge she gained through her many years of teaching which discouraged her and made me realize that more flexibility was needed. The focus of producing the best results for students was replaced with top-down mandated conformity. The teacher’s many years for experience, was unfortunately lost and students suffered. This and other experiences encouraged me to become more actively involved and apply for the open San Marcos Unified School board position.

 

 

 

I would like to use my many years of work and child-rearing experience to provide a better education for every student in the district. I want to see more education decisions being made at the local level, closer to the problem, rather than at the state and federal level. I want to give a greater voice to students and parents who desire the best education possible for their children. I would like teachers to be given more freedom to join or not join a union and to be able to use their experience to produce the best results for their students. I also want to represent the district residents who may not have children in school, but want the best value for their tax dollars.

 

 

 

I humbly ask for your vote. Thank you.

 

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I am a Constitutional Conservative.

Campaign Platform

Summary

Plan to have more local control, higher quality education, more efficient use of tax dollars and more freedom for teachers.

 

More local control

 

Problems are best solved locally; close to the problem where nearby resources can be utilized most efficiently. Too often state and federal control slows the process and forces a “one-size fits all” solution that produces inferior results and a more costly solution. I believe local administrations along with the accumulated knowledge of the teaching staff, produces better results. That is why I am opposed to the Common Core curriculum that has not be independently tested, but imposed by politicians without using the knowledge of education professionals. Teachers are forced to use unproven and antiquated methods in math and English for grades K-12, so teachers are unable use their years of experience to generate better results for their students.

 

 Higher quality education

 

As in all products and services that we purchase, competition is what produces better results at a lower cost. This is also true with education. Allowing parents and students to take their tax dollars to whatever accredited institution that they feel will produce the best results, will benefit all students. The lower performing schools will be motivated to improve the quality of education they offer and the better performing schools will also be motivated to increase their quality to keep their current students. All components of education win. Students receive a better education, parents become more actively involved in the decision and taxpayers can pay less for a better education experience.

 

More efficient use of tax dollars

 

We all want to produce the best education results with the limited resources the district has. Tight economic times require us to do more with less. This is also true with education. By implementing the use of competition with a parent/student voucher system or school choice, with foster a better service at a lower cost. By utilizing local control, resources can be used faster and more innovation solutions can be used that will also reduce costs. Allowing local schools to purchase products and services that better meet their needs without having to use contracts agreed to by state or county boards, will further provide more flexibility and often at lower prices. Providing more freedom to teachers will allow them to use what they know works based on their firsthand knowledge, which will improve results and lower costs.

 

More freedom for teachers

 

Teachers want the best for their students and spend many years learning what works and what does not. Unfortunately they are often restricted in using that knowledge to better the lives of their students. They are often forced to join a union in order get or keep their current position. I believe teachers should be free to choose if they want to be affiliated with a union and only be accountable to doing what is best for their students. The Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of speech and right to assembly which should also be allowed for teachers and their administration.

 

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SAN MARCOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Governing Board Member

VICTOR GRAHAM
Small Business Owner/Parent

My wife and I are proud parents of two children who have attended San Marcos Unified School District from Kindergarten through High School. Later they graduated Palomar and then USC and UCSD. My wife earned her Master of Education degree from the University of Oregon and I hold a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. I was a successful product marketing manager with Hewlett-Packard and am the owner of a small business in San Marcos. I also served on the San Marcos Budget Review Committee and with the San Marcos Economic Development Corporation.

I would like to use my many years of work and child-rearing experience to provide a better education for every student in the district. I want to see more education decisions being made at the local level, closer to the problem, rather than at the state and federal level. I want to give a greater voice to students and parents who desire the best education possible for their children. I also want to represent the district residents who may not have children in school, but look for the best value for their tax dollars. I humbly ask for your vote. Thank you.

Website: vote4vicgraham.vpweb.com

Incumbent
17,116 votes (19.95%)Winning
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  • A quality public education is the cornerstone of our society; every child deserves nothing less.
  • Maintaining a positive and collaborative educational community including the board, educators, students, staff and parents.
  • Running a financially sound district while keeping the focus on what is critical for our student's success.
Profession:Accountant/CPA
Governing Board Member, San Marcos Unified School District — Elected position (2012current)
Governing Board Member, San Marcos Unified School District — Appointed position (20112012)
San Diego State University Bachelor of Science, Business Administration/Accounting (1990)

Janet has been a member of the Board of Education for the San Marcos Unified School District since March, 2011 and is currently serving her second year as President of the board.

 

Prior to being serving on the Board, Janet was an experienced parent leader in our local community, serving in a variety of capacities at her children's schools and at the district level. She and her husband, Kevin have two children; James (17) is a senior and Robert (15) is a sophmore, both at San Marcos High School School. As PTO President of Carrillo Elementary, she led a team of highly creative and entrepreneurial board members and oversaw the funding of various innovative programs. Janet has also served on various special committees, including the committee to pass Proposition K, the Parent Action Committee (PAC), the Bailey Family Foundation’s scholarship committee, and the Steering Committee for the Blueprint for High School Graduation. Janet continues to volunteer at San Marcos Elementary School and Alvin Dunn Elementary School on a weekly basis.

 

 

Janet is a product of California public schools, which set her path to college, and into a successful career, and her experience demonstrates how a public education opens doors to greater opportunities. Janet McClean holds a BS degree from San Diego State University and has been serving San Diego businesses and non-profits as a Certified Public Accountant for over 20 years. She has her own business that offers financial and tax consulting to clients mostly in the San Diego area.  She is a member of the California Society of CPA’s and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has held her CPA license in the State of California since 1993.

  • San Marcos Educators Association
1.
Plan of Action

What is the most significant challenge facing the San Marcos Unified School District, and if you are elected, what steps will you take to address it?

Answer from Janet McClean:

The most pressing problem for our District is growth. With a reputation for providing an outstanding educational experience, we continue to have people move to San Marcos for our schools. While this is a wonderful reputation to have, it also creates site issues with overcrowding. All students and teachers deserve to have a learning environment they need, including areas for support and enrichment.  As a district, we need to look at alternative ways to help manage growth and student crowding including adding school sites and consider year round options. 

 

 

The biggest challenge to education continues to be school financing. Decisions must be made on how to best spend the money available to be able to offer the best education for our children. As an educational leader, I do my best to receive input from all stakeholders on not only what is important, but what has the most impact on our students. 

We have so much to be grateful for in the San Marcos Unified School District. We have wonderful schools, staffed by talented and caring educators and support staff. But, I believe we can do better and be better. However, the educational environment is always changing. We need to have strong leaders that advocate for children to guide our district through future challenges. If re-elected, I will continue my commitment to improving schools and providing the learning environment our students and educators deserve. We must not be distracted from our core mission of providing the best education possible for our children.  I believe that if we all work together, openly and honestly, we can get through these changing times better than ever.

 

I believe whole-heartedly that we need to provide a high quality education for all students. Some students may require more time and resources. Those should be the variables not the constants. I also believe that our focus should be on the whole child, not just academic standards. I am very pleased with the current efforts to align curriculum around the balance of rigor, relationships, and relevance. With their ever increasing access to technology, students today have even more choices for how to spend their time outside of school. Relevance is key for engaging them in their studies, beyond just performing to get a grade, so that they really learn, learn deeply, and develop meaningful interests. I believe it is our mission to prepare our students to be productive, fulfilled citizens of the world who have viable options for their futures.

 

I care passionately about our schools, the students that attend them as well as the adults who work in them. But my motivation for being on this school board is my belief in our children. I believe that each student deserves the best opportunities that we can offer them, and I will always keep that in mind as I make decisions for this district. Developing “lifelong learners” is imperative for this generation of students. To achieve this we must be willing to challenge our teachers, staff, administrators and parents to set goals as high as those we have set for our students. Together we can ensure maximum achievement for all our students. Now more than ever, we need leaders who are strong and experienced advocates for children. I will bring an open mind and an honest commitment to improve our schools and provide the learning environment our students and educators deserve.

 

 

 

 

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SAN MARCOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Governing Board Member

JANET MCCLEAN
AGE: 49
President, San Marcos Unified School District/Parent/CPA

As a parent and five year board member, I am passionate about public education. I have the experience and proven leadership needed to develop and guide district policies that will manage growth, support teachers and staff, and ensure student achievement. If re-elected, I will strive for excellence by providing experiences for all students that ensure they graduate career and college ready. I attended California public schools, and I believe that a good education opens doors to great opportunities. With my degree from SDSU, I have been serving San Diego businesses as a CPA for over 25 years. I continue to volunteer in our classrooms, and appreciate the opportunity to work alongside our teachers each week. My children attend San Marcos Unified School District schools and benefit greatly from our hardworking teachers, staff, and volunteers.

We have much to be grateful for in San Marcos Unified School District – award winning schools, excellent teachers, community engagement, and a supportive parent community. However, the educational environment is always changing. We need to have strong leaders that advocate for children to guide our district through future challenges. If re-elected, I will continue my commitment to improving schools and providing the learning environment our students and educators deserve.

Parent/School Inspector
10,789 votes (12.57%)
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  • To make sure all our children get the proper resources needed to achieve greatness
  • We need a balanced budget with more money getting down into the classrooms
  • To make sure that all our schools get their fair share of the new facilities. We have some very old school sites in need of replacement.
Profession:I am a local state school DSA building inspector and parent of two children
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SAN MARCOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Governing Board Member

MICHAEL BROCK
AGE: 59
Parent/ Building Inspector

I am currently running for the governing board of the San Marcos Unified School District. I have lived in the San Marcos community since 1998. I am married and have two children. My daughter graduated from Mission Hills High and is now attending Cal State San Marcos. My son is currently attending school at Woodland Park Middle.

I have been involved with local school districts for the past 32 years. I was employed by the San Diego Unified School District as a Building Inspector for 11 years before moving over to the San Marcos Unified School District as a Facilities Coordinator for 5 years. For the past 11 years I have been working as in independent building inspector for several north county school districts. I am a licensed Division of the State Architect building Inspector and overseen numerous school construction projects. While at San Marcos Unified I was managing the Mission Hills High and San Elijo Middle School construction projects.

I also had the pleasure of serving on the San Marcos School District Independent Oversight Committee to oversee the Proposition K bond program a few years back.

I am looking forward to having the opportunity to serve on the San Marcos Unified School District Board and would appreciate your vote.

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Parent/Communications Professional
13,078 votes (15.24%)
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SAN MARCOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Governing Board Member

LETICIA ROBLES
AGE: 42
Parent/Communications Professional

California public schools have helped me achieve the American dream.

As a first generation college graduate and the daughter of immigrants, I understand the challenges and the benefits of a good public education, and the importance of providing access and opportunity for every child, regardless of background or aptitude.

As an involved parent, and the parent of an elementary and middle school student in San Marcos Unified School District, I have held leadership positions in the Parent Teacher Organization, the school site council, and the districts English Learners Advisory Committee. I was also appointed to the Local Control Accountability Act committee, which identifies district priorities, and how they should be implemented and funded.

As a community leader, I co-founded the San Marcos Prevention Coalition whose mission is to prevent youth alcohol and drug use by improving environmental norms and community policies.

My experience as a communications professional, my background as the child of immigrants, and my commitment to my community as an engaged citizen and active parent, has prepared me to become a school district leader. It would be my honor and privilege to serve you and the children in our community.

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