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School Director — Berkeley Unified School District

Get the facts on the California candidates running for election to the School Director — Berkeley 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 2 of these 6 candidates.

Laura Babitt

Financial Controller of Global Operations
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Responding to COVID-19 to ensure BUSD can safely reopen...
  2. Through the lens of equity, I will work to create...
  3. Build collaborative welcoming school environments...
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Ana Vasudeo

Safe Routes to School Transportation...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Closing the Opportunity Gaps-I believe in closing...
  2. Fair Compensation for our education workers- As the...
  3. Safe, sustainable, and affordable transportation for...
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Mike Chang

Federal education law attorney &...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Implement equity and quality based District-wide Restorative...
  2. Full funding for our schools starting with a housing...
  3. Ethnic Studies support and expansion to prepare our...
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José Luis Bedolla

Nonprofit CEO
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Equity: Via a systemic, holistic supports for students’...
  2. Academic Excellence: Building a complete continuum...
  3. Accountability: publish clear goals and develop indices...
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Esfandiar Imani

Risk Management Consultant
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Safety- alarming incidents of sexual assault and harassments...
  2. Equity- I would support programs that promotes families...
  3. Environment- Meaningful actions have to be taken immediately...
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Norma J.F. Harrison

Communist activist
Top 3 Priorities
  1. to enable people to aggregate over trials to permit...
  2. to work on enabling ALL people of all ages to be productive...
  3. to work toward building society that does not require...
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