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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Jefferson Union High School DistrictCandidate for Board Member4 Year Term

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Kalimah Salahuddin

21,693 votes (34.2%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Focus on student achievement and ensuring they graduate with career relevant and college ready skills to succeed in our community
  • Stay responsive and be a voice for all members of our community
  • Ensure that our district is fiscally viable and accountable with full transparency



Profession:Mother, Executive Assistant
Board Member, Jefferson Union High School District — Elected position (2012–current)


Kalimah Salahuddin has served on the Jefferson Union High School District Board of Trustees since 2012.  In April 2014 Kalimah was elected to the California School Boards Association's (CSBA) Delegate Assembly to represent the Jefferson Union High School District and the region.  She also serves as secretary for the San Mateo County School Boards Association and as a member of the Advisory Board for the Big Lift for San Mateo County. 

Last year she was appointed to the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco where she has been a volunteer for the past eleven years.

Kalimah has managed three successful campaigns to bring in local funding for Pacifica School District and Jefferson Union High School District.   She also has served on the board of directors of Educate Our State and as president of Saving Pacifica Schools, supporting public schools at the local and state levels.   

Kalimah is a passionate advocate for public education and has worked to ensure that every student in the Jefferson Union High School District can thrive.  She is mother to three wonderful college students, all of whom graduated from JUHSD schools. 


Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (4)

  • American Federation of Teachers, Local 1481
  • The San Mateo County Labor Council
  • The San Mateo Democratic Party
  • The North Peninsula Democratic Club

Elected Officials (28)

  • State Senator Jerry Hill
  • Jefferson Elementary School Board Clerk Manufou Liaiga-Anoa'i
  • Jefferson Elementary School Board Member Shakeel Ali
  • Jefferson Elementary School Board Member Clayton Koo
  • Pacifica School Board Vice President Kathy Shiokari
  • Pacifica School Board Clerk Elizabeth Bredall
  • Pacifica School Board Vice Clerk Laverne Villalobos
  • Pacifica School Board President Matt Levie
  • Pacifica School Board Member Andrea Gould
  • San Mateo County Board of Education Trustee, Area Two Beverly Gerard
  • San Mateo County Board of Education Trustee, Area Three Hector Camacho
  • San Mateo Community College District Board Member Maurice Goodman
  • San Mateo Community College District Board Member Karen Schwartz
  • Jefferson Elementary School Board Vice President Marie Brizuela
  • Jefferson Elementary School Board President Rebecca Douglass
  • County Supervisor Don Horsley
  • Assemblymember Kevin Mullin
  • Assemblymember Phil Ting
  • Daly City Vice Mayor David Canepa
  • Daly City Councilmember Ray Buenaventura
  • Daly City Councilmember Mike Guingona
  • Pacifica Mayor Sue Digre
  • The Peninsula Young Democrats
  • Brisbane School Board Member Roxana Hui
  • Redwood City Councilmember Shelly Masur
  • Pacifica Councilmember Mary Ann Nihart
  • Pacifica Mayor Pro Tem Mike O'Neill
  • Pacifica Councilmember Karen Ervin

Individuals (1)

  • Daly City Personnel Commissioner Perla Ibarrientos

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 Kalimah Salahuddin:

Communication and outreach to our stakeholders is key to ensuring that we have a Local Control Accountability Plan that is reflective of the community and meets the needs of our students.  I am very proud of the way that our district has ensured that we have a robust and active District Advisory Committee that includes parents and students.  Our advisory committee receivies the necessary training and a breakdown of the supporting information to help them through the process of determining where we should focus for the year.  We have a section of out website that is dedicated to the our Local Control Accountability Plan and has a listing of all the meeting dates for the year, minutes from the previous meetings and all the material that was given or presented to our District Advisory Committee.  Once the Local Control Accountability Plan is completed it is published in a variety of ways, a one pager inforgraphic, a exectuive summary, a fiscal breakdown and the full plan.  So that you can get a high level over view or a real deep dive depending on your comfort level with the material.  These are also all posted to our website for the public.

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