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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Pittsburg Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Laura Canciamilla

Educator/Schoolboard Member
10,220 votes (48.26%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Improved student achievement for all students and subgroups
  • Coherent and seamless district level support for students and staff throughout the district with transparency and accountability for that support
  • Inclusion for parents, community, and staff in district planning and decision making



Profession:Retired public school administrator and adjunct professor
Retired Public School Administrator, Adjunct Professor, Concordia University (2014–current)
Board of Trustees, Pittsburg Unified School District — Elected position (2004–current)


Stanford University, Stanford University, Saint Mary's College, LaVerne University B.A., M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., English Literature, Counseling Psychology, Educational Leadership, Educational Leadership (2000)

Community Activities

Member, Soroptimist (1989–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Orin Allen
  • Ruben Rosalez
  • Vince Ferrante

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 Laura Canciamilla:

It is imperative that the LCAP plans be clear and transparent for both parents and the community.  I attended all of the parent input sessions for the LCAP plan preparation this year to observe the quality of the input and interaction with the parents.  We must listen to and dialogue with our parents and communtiy to develop the most effective plans for our students.

Videos (1)

An endorsement — October 7, 2016 Tiffany Vo, Pittsburg High School Student Body President

A description of my interaction with students as a part of my role as a board member.

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