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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

West Sonoma County Union High School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Ted Walker

11,428 votes (31%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Provide a robust curriculum for all students so that they graduate college and career ready. I want our students to graduate with the skills to succeed in life, whever the land - California, the U.S. or internationally.
  • Complete the proposed Forestville Charter Middle School this year for grades 7 and 8. Provide oversight and leadership during this process.
  • Maintain a balances budget, complete modernisation projects, design and build a Performing Arts Building on the high school campus.



Profession:As a trustee, provide leadership in the management team in providing all resources for students. teachers, and staff..
West Sonoma County Union High School District, Board of Trustee — Elected position (2013–current)
Community Member, West Sonoma County Union High School District Bond Oversight Committee — Appointed position (2011–2013)
Analy High School, Site Council — Appointed position (2004–2008)
Senior Environmental Health Specialist III , Project Manager, Sonoma County Environmental Health Department, PRMD (1978–2007)
Twin Hills Union School District, Board of Trustee — Elected position (1998–2002)
Twin Hils Union School District, Board of Trustees — Elected position (1994–1998)


California State University, Chico Bachelor of Science, Environmental Health (1976)

Community Activities

Active Member, former President, Redwood Empire Chapter, California Environmental Health Association (1985–current)
Former Club Member, Sebastopol Sunrise Rotary (2004–2007)
Community member, Teen Counseling Project, West County High School District (2005–2007)
Chair, Parent Community Group, Blue and White Ball, Fundraiser (2004–2006)
Community Member in Parent Educational Groups, Twin Hills - Apple Blossum Foundation, PTA, and Site Council (1994–2002)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • Sonoma County Democratic Party
  • Sonoma County Conservation Action

Elected Officials (2)

  • Lorie Bruhner, Trustee, West Sonoma County Union High School District
  • Kellie Noe, President of West Sonoma County Union High School District

Individuals (19)

  • Teresa and Darrel Ramondo, Community Volunteers
  • Mary Fitch and Carl Michelsen, Teacher, Community Volunteers, Geologist
  • John Henel and Julie Smith, Community Volunteers
  • John and Teri Balletto, Community Volunteers and Grape Grower
  • Dianna Rich, Community Volunteer
  • Dave and Sandy Jones, Contractor and Community Volunters
  • Chip and Loretta Castleberry, Former Teachers, Community Volunteers
  • Mary Fricker, El Molino High School Volunteer
  • Marty Webb, Former Principal, Analy High School
  • Frank Anderson, Former Principal, El Molino High School
  • Joe and Linda Maloney, Teacher and Community Volunteers
  • Charlie and Chris Judson, Community Volunteers
  • Stan Devoto and Maryvonne Burke, Farmers and Community Volunteers
  • Ann Harris, Realtor and Community Volunteer
  • Ward and Chris Thompson, Business Owners
  • Claire and Ron Hartman, Parent, City Planner, and Community Volunter
  • Doug and Pat Peters, Business Owners and Community Volunteers
  • DeWayne Drew, Contractor and Community Volunteer
  • Alan and Victoria Klotz, Community Volunteer and Pharmacist

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 Ted Walker:

As a trustee, provide community outreach to the public, stakeholders, students and educational service groups to develop the Local Control Acoountability Plan (LCAP).  The LCAP will be the model on how the district will allocate funds for programs for student achievement thoughout the year.  The LCAP includes measurable outcomes each year for the students, especially low economically disadvantaged and emglish learner students.

This process takes place throught the year in public forums and workshops.  And concludes with the final adoption of the district budget.



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