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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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Central Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 6

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Terry Cox

Incumbent
1,574 votes (52.75%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Relieve overcrowding and reduce classroom size. Utilize new state funds to build third highschool, seperate high schools now, and complete campus modernizations.
  • Fiscal responsibility. I guided Central through one of the worst recessions in history providing us with a healthier reserve today than pre-recession. I voted no to Administration raises during economic recession.
  • Career Technical Education. Provide EVERY student with technical skills and access to technology to succeed in life whether bound for college or career.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Chief of Staff, Fresno City Council Dist 1
Chief of Staff, Councilmember Esmeralda Soria - City of Fresno (2015–current)
Trustee Central Unified School District, Central Unified School District — Elected position (2000–current)
Member, Fresno County Committee on School District Organization — Elected position (2011–current)
Consultant - Power Connect Transmission Line, Pacific Gas and Electric (2014–2015)
Project Manager, ManagementAnalyst III, Redevelopment Agency City of Fresno (2003–2012)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Fresno County Board of Supervisors Henry Perea
  • City of Fresno Councilmember, Esmeralda Soria
  • Former Fresno County and Central USD Superintendent Larry Powell

Elected Officials (14)

  • City of Fresno Councilmember, Oliver Baines
  • State Center Community College District Trustee Miguel Arias
  • State Center Community College Trustee Eric Payne
  • Fresno County Office of Education Trustee Barbara Thomas
  • Central Unified Trustee Cynthia Berube
  • Central Unified Trustee Leonard Ramirez
  • Fresno Unified Trustee Janet Ryan
  • State Center Community College District Trustee Richard Caglia
  • City of Fresno Former Councilmember Blong Xiong
  • City of Fresno Former Councilmember Tom Boyajian
  • City of Fresno Councilmember Paul Caprioglio
  • City of Fresno Former Councilmember Dan Ronqillo
  • City of Fresno Councilmember Steve Brandau
  • Former CUSD Teacher Assoc President and Trustee Duane Peverill

Individuals (15)

  • Randall Reed
  • Leann Eager
  • Central Unified Teacher Bernice Bailey
  • Central Unified Teacher Candice Warmuth
  • Central Unified Teacher Valerie Tillery
  • Central Unified Parent Jeff Findley
  • Central Unified Parent Debra Barletta
  • Scott Miller
  • Central Unified Teacher Cheryl Robinson
  • Howard Watkins
  • Ann Kloose
  • Terance Frazier
  • Mark Scozzari
  • Patience Milrod
  • CUSD Teacher Gurdeep Shergill

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 Terry Cox:

Local Control Funding allows Local Agencies such as Central Unified to have more say in where state dollars are invested. With this change Central has been able to fund areas that ave gone underfunded for years.  The work so far has made a positive difference.  

Stakeholder meetings are key to engaging our parents and residents in guiding the district's spending plan.  Expanded outreach and forming community partnerships will continue to increase the involvement of public in the process.  I will continue to work with staff in ensuring that every effort is made to inform the public of opportunities to participate as well as publishing of the outcome.  

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