We need to continue to create equitable learning experiences for our students across the full district and give them every opportunity for success. What experience qualifies you to be a Trustee? I was a guest speaker at FVHS in 1974. B’nai Tzedek Board of Trustees, Past member Executive Board Robinwood Little League. I want to uplift the voices of those who are underrepresented, marginalized members of the community, such as the Latinx, Asian American and African American Communities. The District needs to have adequate supplies of PPE, proper filtration systems and sufficient substitute teachers. The second issue is the breakdown in communication and the top-down governing model on the current board. I am running for Huntington Beach Union High School District Board of Trustees to help create a more inclusive environment where students, parents, teachers, and staff can voice their concerns and questions about new policies and regulations being written. Communicating more frequently and with clarity can strengthen our community engagement. Garden Grove Unified School District Board member, Area 1: Adam Degner. Why do you deserve to be a Trustee? The District has been able to plan for, have financing in place for and receive approval to replace the original pools at Edison, Fountain Valley and Marina High Schools. Kayla Hoang: Business and Managing Editor, https://ramosforhbuhsd.wixsite.com/campaign, https://www.instagram.com/ramosforhbuhsd/, Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy returns to FVHS, ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ will whisk you away from the everyday, Here are the Biden Administration’s goals for education, What to expect from the upcoming HBUHSD e-book system, Everything you need to know about ROP classes, The spirit of “Soul” makes it worth watching, Short film ‘Canvas’ paints a vivid picture of loss and new beginnings. How can voters learn more about you and your policies? For several years, I worked with people across the country, representing a national nonprofit that focuses on gender equity and building relationships between local chapters and their nearby colleges. We should be presenting all possible secondary options to students so they can make an informed, rational decision about their future. Free interview details posted anonymously by Huntington Beach Union High School District interview candidates. Occupation: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine; Member, Board of Trustees H.B.U.H.S.D. Matthew Harper, businessman, former city councilman, Huntington Beach Union High School District trustee 1998-2010: “Everything is on the table to get to a … My involvement in the HBUHSD community includes serving on the District’s Relationships by Objectives Committee, as well as the Booster Task Force, the LCAP Committee and Strategic Planning. Campaign Page: https://ramosforhbuhsd.wixsite.com/campaign, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ramosforhbuhsd/, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ramosforhbuhsd. Equity — I want to uplift the voices of students, teachers, parents and community members who are often not represented in the decision-making process at the district level. It is crucial we elect Trustees who care about the community and will listen to students, parents, and teachers. from California State University, Fullerton; M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania; Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, George Mason University; Wellness Coaching Certificate, Coastline Community College (in progress). I believe I am that person and humbly ask for your vote and the opportunity to serve our students and our community. Well-being– One of the biggest concerns has been both the mental and physical health of teachers, staff, and students. I believe I am that person and humbly ask for your vote and the opportunity to serve our students and our community. COVID-19 will not be disappearing anytime soon and we will need to proactively think about what the next year or two will look like. During my campaign, I have also hosted open office hours via Zoom and am available to connect with voters who have additional questions. Roaming Reporter: Should teachers assign finals during distance learning? Education: B.S. The mental health of our students was already a growing concern before Covid and as we return to campus it will be more important than ever to address the anxiety, fear and uncertainty that the future holds. Occupation: College Educator/Student Engagement Director, Education: B.A. Six community members of the Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) are vying to secure two seats on the Board of Trustees this Nov. 3. COVID-19 made it clear that stronger communication, active collection of feedback, and more empathetic and collaborative leadership was needed. It’s important to take their needs into account instead of allocating resources to them that the Board believes. Hiring an excellent Superintendent who started with us in 2017. Nine candidates have pulled papers; four have qualified. It is crucial we elect Trustees who care about the community and will listen to students, parents and teachers. What year? As an HBUHSD Board Member, I will rely on teachers, students, staff and parent help and collaboration in the Board’s policymaking and approval of policies. Posted: (5 days ago) Huntington Beach Union High School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Huntington Beach, CA. Which one? Did you graduate from an HBUHSD school? Karen is a four-year member of Baron Banner. CTE is now a multiyear sequence of courses that combine academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to prepare students for the workplace or college if they choose. My career has been built on building relationships and empowering communities. We should be assessing who is at the table when decisions are made. I believe I have a better understanding of today’s youth since I am a parent; I am a high school teacher; and I am a university professor. Six community members of the Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) are vying to secure two seats on the Board of Trustees this Nov. 3. Previously, I was a Gubernatorial appointee to the Board of Medical Quality Assurance. Occupation: Criminal Justice Professor / High School Social Studies Teacher, Education: Masters Degree in Cross-Cultural Teaching and Juris Doctorate Degree in Law. I am running for office because I know that decisions made today can make an impact long into the future, and I am ready to serve my community. During this pandemic the District will provide enhanced mental health services which include; six full-time school nurses, eight school counselors, five counseling interns, 26 school psychologists, two wellness specialists, a Director of Mental Health Services, three Compass Center psychologists, the Executive Director of Special Education as the coordinator of the HBUHSD Crisis Response Team and our contracted online service caresolace.com for student/family mental and behavioral health referrals to local counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Equity– I want to uplift the voices of students, teachers, parents, and community members who are often not represented in the decision-making process at the district level. Up until recently, board meetings were not held online — despite the fact that other local district boards had been doing so. We should be presenting all possible secondary options to students so they can make an informed, rational decision about their future. Spencer Hagaman for HB Union High School District 2020 - Online Contributions by eFundraising Connections If you have no occupation or employer, do not leave blank. Besides serving on the HBUHSD Board, how else are you involved in the HBUHSD community? I am endorsed by a massive and growing bipartisan array of community members who all have the same goal in mind as you and me: to produce the highest quality education possible. The Board’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and promoting a green school environment was maximized through our Solar Project earning 34 million dollars in energy savings over 26 years, providing shade to our parking lots, and a tangible reminder of our contribution to alternative energy. There must be more funding allocated to increasing the number of resources both teachers and students have access to. For example, if the district makes decisions based on survey data, the process for data collection and results should be clear. I not only understand the scope, size and the major enterprise that this District is, but have and will continue to provide balanced policy direction to support its students, staff, families and community. Henry and Simons are the incumbents and face challengers Spencer Hagaman, Christine Hernandez, Saul Lankster and Claudia Ramos. I am committed to following public health guidelines for re-opening. Fifteen candidates have qualified to run for three available seats on the Huntington Beach City Council this fall. He has been a Superintendent at three other districts before us and has emerged as a leader among the other Orange County Superintendents during the Covid pandemic, meeting with the Orange County Department of Education Superintendent and the Director of the Orange County Health Care Agency on a weekly basis to provide input and recommendations. Working with students and teachers in Education Organizers for Racial Equity (EORE) has helped broaden my understanding of the needs of community members. As someone who works in higher education, I also recognize that the pathway after high school graduation could be made much clearer. I am currently involved with a student-lead organization called Education Organizers for Racial Equity (EORE). I strongly believe that my working relationships and desire to collaborate will make me a strong and effective Trustee. A political committee to elect a local candidate. Being the father of four graduates of the H.B.U.H.S.D, one of whom has been a high school teacher for 16 years in addition to having been a varsity coach, I understand the challenges that our current students and teachers face on a daily basis. I am experienced and committed. Baron News is an online, video, and printed publication operated entirely by students of Fountain Valley High School. Nationally I have served as the California Appointee and Elected Member of the National School Boards Association’s Policy and Resolutions Committee for 2017, 2018, and 2019 working to advocate of behalf of many issues including LGBTQIA and climate change. My involvement in the HBUHSD community includes serving on the District’s Relationships by Objectives Committee, as well as the Booster Task Force, the LCAP Committee and Strategic Planning. The District will be facing a severe budget shortfall over the next few years which necessitates someone that can see the “big picture.”. Through HS Insider, students are provided the opportunity to join a network of more than 300 schools, attend conferences, apply for internships and reach thousands with their reporting. In addition, I will meet regularly with students, parents, and teachers to ensure everyone is heard. Due to the virus, the concern for these has increased. The education students receive impacts them for a lifetime. One issue is the lack of transparency on the current board. Interested in getting involved? As a Board Member, I want to empower the voices of my Latinx/Hispanic community as well as be a stepping stone for others to join in on the conversation to create a better environment for our HBUHSD community. Compare pay for popular roles and read about the team’s work-life balance. Improve communication between staff and the District by holding open, frank discussions lead by neutral facilitators. Top-Down governing Model on the job in Westminster seen in other School districts forum student! 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