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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Oroville City Elementary School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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K. Sandra Barnes

Appointed Incumbent
4,140 votes (22.83%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Provide support support for students with lower test scores.
  • Find long term solution to overcrowding.
  • Continue working with teachers in making kids number one.



Profession:Customer Service Representative
Trustee, Oroville City Elementary School District — Appointed position (2014–current)


University of Phoenix B.S. Business , Comunications (2009)


My children have attended school in Oroville since preschool in 2007 where I served on the parent teacher council review and approving policy and budgetary matters. In 2009 I received my BS in Business to gain a better understanding of these processes and joined Wyandotte Academy's school site council in 2014 when I was appointed as trustee on the OCESD school board. Since then I have had the honor of participating on the LCAP committee, the English Language Arts Curriculum adoption, and have continued to support Wyandotte Academy's School Site Council and PTC.


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 K. Sandra Barnes:

I served on last year's LCAP, or LCFF as formerly known. Our group was concerned over the small number of parents able to participate. To provide the oppertunity for parents and teachers to give input to our discussion we wrote a letter of explaination and a 2-page survey and sent it home with our students to give to their family membes. We got almost 10% back!

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Growing up in rural Alaska exposed me to different cultures and economic standards. As the child of 3 generations of teachers I came to understand the relationship between education and society. While there are many different perspectives in the world there remains the fundimental need for respect of every individual, equal oppertunity, and a common basis for education between generations through story telling. I moved to Oroville 17 years ago because of it's varigated community and it's variety in language and perspective. Raising my children here was a conscious decision to expose them to the same cultural values I was raised in and one I continue to fight for everyday.

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