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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Paradise Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Roger Bylund

Retired Educator/Businessperson
6,856 votes (16.5%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Reverse the long term deficit spending and return the District to financial stability
  • Increase student achievement by returning decision making and planning to teachers, administrators, and parents at school sites.
  • Evaluate expenditures and programs for maximum effectiveness



St Marys College Moraga MA Educational Administration, Education (1999)



I am running for a position on the Paradise Unified School District Board of Trustees to ensure outstanding schools as well as community control and voice on our Board.  To voters, I pledge to work to conservatively maintain the district’s financial stability and fiscal solvency, to significantly improve student achievement and school safety, to improve the district’s transparency and accountability to our community, to greater involvement of parents and our community in the district.


17 years Teacher, 9 years Owner 3 retail businesses, 11 years School/District Administrator, 7 years School District Superintendent, Married, Parent of 4, Rotarian, I have been a member of: Paradise Citizens Alliance, Boys and Girls Club Paradise Community Board, Paradise Police Chief’s Advisory, Feather River Hospital Community Advisory, Gold Nugget Museum Board, Paradise Community Foundation Board.  I ask for your vote to have the privilege of serving our community and to include parent and community voice in the decisions of Board of Trustees. 


Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • • Doug Teeter; 5th District Supervisor
  • • Paradise Post; Community newspaper
  • Butte County Republican Party

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (1)

A recent law made major changes in the way that the state allocates funding to schools.  What will you do to ensure that the public understands your local control formula for school spending and your plan to measure outcomes?
Answer from Roger Bylund:

The Local Control Funding Formula equalized funding for public school districts in California.  Additional funds were provided to districts serving students in foster care, learning English, and with economic challenges.  These students represent approximately 60% of the students attending Paradise Unified School District.  PUSD recieves $4 Million per year to provide increased services to these students (all students can benefit).  As a Board Member I will be committed to a process with real parent and community input and voice in creating the plan to use these funds. And I will promote a thorough process to evaluate the impact of these funds.  I will ask the hard questions and not being satisified with anything less than a significant improvement in student acheivement.  The entire process must be well advertized and the public must have a meaningful role.

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