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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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Board MemberFallbrook Union High School DistrictNovember 8, 2016California General Election

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November 8, 2016California General Election

Fallbrook Union High School DistrictBoard Member

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Incumbent
8,380 votes (38.76%)Winning
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  • My top priority is to return Fallbrook Union High School District to one of the best in the state by improving the rigor of classes, adding an IB program, and expanding our vocational (CTE) classes to prepare students for 21st century jobs.
  • I also am working hard to inform the community of the need for the renovation of the Fallbrook High School campus. The failing infrastructure, including plumbing, electrical, roofs, fire alarm system, public address system, swimming pool, need repair
  • I hope to see a Mandarin Chinese class offered to enable students to compete globally.
Profession:Educator
Defiance College Masters work, Education (current)
Capital University, Columbus, Ohio BA - Ed , Speech, English (2011)
  • Dr. Robert Pace
  • Sen. Joel Anderson
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[Candidates for this position had to pay a fee of $205 if they chose to present a 200-word statement in the sample ballot pamphlet.]

FALLBROOK UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Governing Board Member

SHARON L. KOEHLER
Retired Educator

As a two term incumbent I have always put the interest of students first. I am proud to have kept the district financially sound during the recession including by reducing staffing at the District Office. I successfully worked to maintain Career Technical Education classes despite reduced funding. I worked to bring JROTC to campus in 2016. I promoted energy savings plans resulting in savings of over $100,000 annually four years in a row and supported the total renovation of Ivy High School and expansion of Oasis with existing funds. I maintained and expanded Advanced Placement classes and have promoted exciting STEM classes and a new structure to house 21st century technology, including robotics and programming. As board president I led the search and hiring of a new Superintendent and supported his innovative Saturday program FELA (including parents) and ASSETs after school programs. I voted to replace the recalled, deteriorating football turf and kickstarted the finishing of the press box by securing volunteer help. I was elected board president six years and clerk one year and was nominated for the San Diego County “Honoring Our Own” Award for school board members.

Financial Adviser
6,420 votes (29.7%)
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  • Give the community a voice.
  • Upgrade infrastructure
  • Expand Industrial Art classes
Profession:Financial Advisor

Hello, my name is Antonio Robles and I am running for a seat on the Fallbrook Union High School Board. I've been a resident of Fallbrook my whole life. Now as a member of the Business Community, I want to bring a young person’s fresh perspective to the Board of Trustees.  My running for the School Board will allow me to continue working and advocating for the education of all children in our community. 

I’m interested in improving our school.  I believe that a school board must be responsive and receptive to parents, staff, students and the community at large, encouraging an open dialog. The board must take input from all groups and weigh all the facts before making a decision. A Board member is a trustee of the community that elects him or her. That Trustee must be accessible and willing to collaborate with all members of the community; that includes all District staff. Anyone that comes before the board has the right to be heard not just to speak. A school board member must build public understanding, support and participation. 

My efforts as a board member would center on serving all of the students in the community; one student is no more important than another. We are a diverse community and have to celebrate that diversity. Our schools are here to serve the educational needs of all the children. All stakeholders; parents, all district personnel Certificated, Classified, and Management, as well as students must be partners in this endeavor if we are to be successful. 

A key issue for school boards is to create a long-term vision, mapping a course that provides the necessary opportunities students need to reach their full potential. The board is responsible for establishing and maintaining a structure that supports this vision, empowers the staff, and provides leadership. It is difficult to provide leadership and carry out a vision when a district lurches from crisis to crisis, like a ship without a rudder. With my background and knowledge of our district I can help to provide the necessary leadership to keep the district on an even keel. I strongly believe that we have tremendous teachers and staff working with our children. We must re-establish morale amongst all district employees, and work to return harmony throughout the district. Education takes place in the classroom and the board's efforts must focus on enhancing and enriching what goes on there. 

In the next 5 to 10 years the district will be losing a significant amount of staff to retirement. We need to have a plan in place that will attract the best and the brightest to the Fallbrook Union High School District. Every community in California is competing for the same pool of available teachers and the shortage of qualified teachers grows daily. 

By working together we can all share in the knowledge and satisfaction that we have provided for the educational needs of all children, and have built a district where students, parents, teachers, and staff feel they are welcome and that they belong. My name is Antonio Robles and I ask for your support because it's time for change.

  • Evolve California
  • North County Labor Alliance
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Plan of Action

What is the most significant challenge facing the Fallbrook Union High School District, and if you are elected, what steps will you take to address it?

Answer from Antonio Rafael Robles:

I am running for the Fallbrook Union High School District Board because of the lack of communication between the school administration, the community and our educators.  Administration priorities and decisions directly affect parents, students, and teachers, yet they are not being heard.  My plan is to represent the community on the Board to improve the communication.  If you are a parent, a former or current student, or teacher, ask yourself this question:  When have I been asked my opinion on school issues?

I am already talking to parents, students, and teachers.  School Board meetings are public, but not necessarily convenient for working families.  If elected, I commit to spending 2 or 3 days a week reaching out to the community with informal talks listening to what everyone has to say on the issues so that I can better represent you.

 

 As a lifelong Fallbrook resident, and recent graduate of Fallbrook High, I will bring a younger person’s perspective to the Board.  I ask for your support because I am going to work hard to give the whole community a voice on the board.

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FALLBROOK UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Governing Board Member

ANTONIO RAFAEL ROBLES
AGE: 20
Financial Advisor

Hello, my name is Antonio Robles. I'm 20 years old and I have been a resident of Fallbrook my whole life. As a Financial Advisor/Insurance Agent and a member of the business community, I want to bring a young person's fresh perspective to the board of trustees. The School board must be responsive and receptive to parents, staff, students and the community. A board member must build public understanding, support and participation. Fallbrook is a diverse community and we must embrace that diversity. Our schools are here to serve the educational needs of all children. I strongly believe that we have tremendous teachers and staff working with our children. Education takes place in the classroom and I believe we need to get teachers opinions on ideas before a decision is made. In the next 10 years we will be losing a significant amount of teachers and staff to retirement. We need to have a plan in place that will attract the best available teachers to FUHSD. By working together we will create a district where students, parents, teachers and staff feel welcome. I ask for your support because it's time to put students first!

Email roblesforschoolboard@gmail.com
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Lee J. De Meo

Incumbent
6,819 votes (31.54%)Winning
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  • Continue to move Fallbrook High School to extreme excellence! To be the best High School in Southern Califonia
  • To help foster Local Control and Parents Rights in their kid's education!
  • To govern based on the U.S. Constitution.
Profession:Real Estate Agent
Member, Fallbrook Community Planning Group — Appointed position (2012current)
Virginia Military Institute Bachelors of Arts , English (1977)
  • Joel Anderson, CA State Senator
  • San Diego County Gun Owners PAC

WHY VOTE FOR ME?

Summary

s an American who believes in the American Way, I govern from the US Constitution and am a great believer in the Rights of Parents, Family Values and Local Control being the right place for authority   for Education.

Two years ago, I was asked to run for an open seat on the Fallbrook Union High School District Board, shortly after the Board hired our new Superintendent. Serving on this Board has been an amazing and wonderful experience, as this board and all of its members are dedicated to High School Kids first, in everything we do.  We are dedicated to making Fallbrook High School the finest High School in San Diego County, if not all of Southern California.  In my time on the Board, we have, following our innovative and dedicated Superintendent’s leadership, hired exceptional, education oriented individuals to fill our other Administrative positions, making our leadership team top-notch.

As an American who believes in the American Way, I govern from the US Constitution and am a great believer in the Rights of Parents, Family Values and Local Control being the right place for authority   for Education.

Currently serving as your Board's first ever Vice President, I ask for your vote to re-elect me to help keep our Board intact, to “Stay the Course” (as Ronald Reagan once asked the people concerning his re-election) as we drive Fallbrook, Ivy and Oasis High Schools to the pinnacle of excellence.

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Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

[Candidates for this position had to pay a fee of $205 if they chose to present a 200-word statement in the sample ballot pamphlet.]

FALLBROOK UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Governing Board Member

LEE J. DE MEO
Incumbent / Real Estate Agent

Two years ago, I was asked to run for an open seat on the Fallbrook Union High School District Board, shortly after the Board hired our new Superintendent. Serving on this Board has been an amazing and wonderful experience, as this board and all of its members are dedicated to High School Kids first, in everything we do. We are dedicated to making Fallbrook High School the finest High School in San Diego County, if not all of Southern California. In my time on the Board, we have, following our innovative and dedicated Superintendent’s leadership, hired exceptional, education oriented individuals to fill our other Administrative positions, making our leadership team top-notch.

As an American who believes in the American Way, I govern from the US Constitution and am a great believer in the Rights of Parents, Family Values and Local Control being the right place for authority for Education.

Currently serving as your Board's first ever Vice President, I ask for your vote to re-elect me to help keep our Board intact, to “Stay the Course” (as Ronald Reagan once asked the people concerning his re-election) as we drive Fallbrook, Ivy and Oasis High Schools to the pinnacle of excellence.

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