My priorities include:
➢ Providing all high school students with an education that will properly equip them to be successful in their future lives.
➢ In today’s increasingly competitive job market our high school students need to be equipped and encouraged to pursue further education through colleges and vocational programs.
➢ Being a good steward of the resources furnished by the taxpayers of El Dorado County.
➢ El Dorado County residents entrust $65 million of their hard earned money to the El Dorado Union High School District Board of Trustees. It is the responsibility of the Board to manage the district as a business, and effectively deliver education of the highest caliber to the high school students of El Dorado County.
➢ Partnering with community leaders, our State Legislature, and other school districts to reform education at the state and local level.
➢ As California’s liberal leaders and entrenched bureaucracy continue to irresponsibly waste education dollars on a state level, local districts are paying the price. Californians have allowed the State Legislature to give nearly half of our state budget to education, but much of the money does not make it to the local level. It is absorbed by an almost endless educational bureaucracy. Local school districts can no longer sit idle and watch state leaders destroy the California educational system, which only a generation ago was admired by the rest of the nation and much of the world. Local educational leaders need to partner with other like minded school districts to advocate major changes to California’s education policy. It is only when school districts gain more local control of funding and curriculum decisions, that Californians will see a significant improvement to the management of education in this Golden State.