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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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Fremont Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Ann Crosbie

Fremont Unified School District, Trustee
36,504 votes (26.04%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • INNOVATION – A child born today will retire in 2077. I want to be sure that we are preparing all of our students for work in a 21st Century Global Economy.
  • ADVOCACY - I know the challenges faced by our district and I am prepared to go where ever, and speak to whom ever, to help our students succeed.
  • FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY - Our resources are limited and our needs are many. I will make sure we are accountable to our community in spending precious resources wisely.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Student, Masters Program in Education Best Practices
Substitute Teacher, Newark Unified High School District (2014–current)
Trustee, Fremont Unified School District — Elected position (2012–current)
Substitute Teacher, Fremont Unified School District (2010–2012)
Trustee, Ohlone Community College — Appointed position (2011–2012)

Education

UCSD BA, Visual and Performing Arts (1988)

Community Activities

Board Member, Fremont Education Foundation (2000–current)
Co-Chair, Measure I Organizing Committee (2016–2016)
Member, Measure E Organizing Committee (2014–2014)
Legislation Chair, Fremont Council PTA (2010–2013)
Member, Measure K Organizing Committee (2012–2012)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (4)

  • Fremont Unified District Teachers Association
  • Alameda County Democratic Central Committee
  • Business for Good Government Committee
  • Alameda County Labor Council AFL-CIO

Elected Officials (1)

  • Congressman Eric Swalwell

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 Ann Crosbie:

Fremont Unified's Local Control and Accountability Plan is being touted by Alameda County as the gold star model districts can look to as an example of how to do things right. We are very proud of the work that has been done by staff. We are working with our parents and community partners to recieve input and we are holding regular meetings to share our plan. We use info-graphics to make the information and data understandable. We are available to meet with any local organization who requests a presentation so that our community understands what we are doing to meet our student's needs.

Questions from League of Women Voters of Fremont, Newark, Union City (4)

Comment on your district’s implementation of the common core standards?
Answer from Ann Crosbie:

FUSD has taken a very proactive and thoughtful approach. We have offered many opportunities for Professional development and collaboration for our teachers.

Do you support Proposition 51 ($9 Billion Bond for school construction and maintenance? Please explain your reasons for supporting or not supporting this Proposition.
Answer from Ann Crosbie:

I am in favor of Proposition 51.

Due to the passage of Senate Bill 50 in August of 1998, a statewide bond is the only means available to school districts to recieve significant school development funds. Developer fees and local bonds are capped and are insufficient to address our needs. Until the California legislature and governor are able to come up with a different funding formula for building schools, and to address the type of growth we are seeing here in Fremont, a state-wide bond is our only option.

Our most recent demographic study projects adding 1100 students per year for the next 8 years. Every seat in our current schools are occupied. We need to be building schools.

Vote YES on Prop. 51!

What are your plans to deal with bullying in schools?
Answer from Ann Crosbie:

I have advocated for 

There have been several studies that indicate that the high school students are under a tremendous amount of stress.  What can you do to help alleviate that?
Answer from Ann Crosbie:

As the need for a college education increases and the number of students seeking admittance to 

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