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Member, Board of Education — Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

Get the facts on the California candidates running for election to the Member, Board of Education — Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

Find out their top 3 priorities, their experience, and who supports them.

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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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Candidates

You can vote for 3 of these 8 candidates.

Jon Kean

School Board President/Documentary...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Fiscal Responsibility--balanced budget, increase reserves
  2. Social Justice and Equity--closing opportunity and...
  3. Deeper Learning--engaging all students using a variety...
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Maria Leon-Vazquez

College Administrator
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Provide 21st Century education through a Personalized...
  2. Maintain fiscal accountability and budget sustainability...
  3. Education under COVID-19 and the New Normal - how...
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Jason K. Feldman

Civil Rights Attorney
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Transparency in all actions taken by the Board
  2. New Budget Priorities; Teachers first, not first to...
  3. Equity; Social Justice; Special Education
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Keith Coleman

Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Create psychologically safe environments for students...
  2. Democratizing opportunity for kids, emphasizing robust...
  3. In servant leadership, assist the District in maintaining...
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Esther Hickman

Parent, Self Employed
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Financial Stewardship: A culture and commitment to...
  2. Transparency: A culture where students, parents, teachers,...
  3. Opportunity: A board and administration that will...
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Steven Johnson

Consultant in Media and Data Analytics
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Prioritize equity and access for students; defend...
  2. Bring transparency and accountability to our budget...
  3. End multi-year deficit spending; teachers should never...
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Dhun May

Teacher--I have taught for over 40...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Let's promote diversity of thought, accurate information,...
  2. Let's promote health by providing whole-food plant...
  3. Let's empower parents with regard to medical freedom,...
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