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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Cabrillo Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Kimberly K. Hines

Parent / Engineer
6,124 votes (35.4%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Work within constraints, maintaining a student-centered point of view.
  • Seek sustainable programming solutions that reach the most students.
  • Support the strategic planning goals for professionalism and communications.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Half Moon Bay Review

Elected Officials (2)

  • Kirk Riemer, Cabrillo Unified School District Governing Board President
  • Rob Pappalardo, Cabrillo Unified School District Governing Board Member

Individuals (2)

  • John P. Evans, Retired HMBHS Band Director (1995-2015)
  • Roxane Ashe, Coastal Rep Associate Artistic Director

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 Kimberly K. Hines:

The local control formula for school spending is on the CUSD website.  In following through on the communications plan approved in 2015, move visibility may be provided to the community.  (Note:  Kim Hines was part of the CUSD strategic planning activity that took place between 2013-2015.)

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Kim Hines: Frame of Reference


The following is a brief summary of Kim Hines' work and volunteer experiences, and beliefs on education. 

Work Experience: 


Classroom teaching experience (7 years) in Arizona and California including K-6 gifted education, and 8th grade Physical Science. NASA Ames Research Center since 1989, (civil servant since 2000).  Currently working in science program management, developing new technologies for earth science research. 




Experience in the District: 


Kim’s children graduated HMBHS in 2012 and 2016.  While working full time, she volunteered at El Granada Elementary School, Cunha, and HMBHS.  Kim spent six years volunteering with HMBHS Music Boosters,  serving as President 2012-2016.  With threats to eliminate the bands at the high school, she focused on stabilizing the feeder system at the elementary level and Cunha.  A volunteer with the high school musical, she was co-producer for the 2015 production of Cinderella.




Kim participated in the CUSD Strategic Planning activity (2013-2015), adopted by the board in 2015.   The two areas selected for further development were Professionalism and Communication.




Beliefs on Education and Cabrillo Unified School District:  Kim is a strong advocate for public education.  She believes CUSD is a valued community asset.  Education is not one size fits all… No two students have the same interests or dreams, but all students can graduate as self-motivated, life-long learners!




Student success in STEM education means we include music and performing arts as core curriculum.  Research repeatedly shows that students who receive music instruction, perform significantly better in all other academic areas.  Kim will advocate for sustainable, balanced course offerings K-12.




CUSD is a district with limited resources, in a community with a big heart.  We are challenged to meet the needs of all students including English language learners, highly motivated students and special needs students within tight financial constraints. Time sensitive actions and decisions routinely arise. Kim will ask focused questions that address the source of concerns, with an action-oriented and student-centered point of view.







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