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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

Sierra Unified School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Connie Kee Schlaefer

Retired Lieutenant Colonel
1,962 votes (13.06%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Continue to build a school system that supports ALL kinds of students
  • Continue to build a culture that values its heritage, but looks toward the future and continues to grow
  • Plan for the future and make improvements in a deliberate way



Profession:Retired Air Force Officer
Member, Board of Trustees, Sierra Unified — Elected position (2012–current)


Penn State Ph.D., Engineering Science and Mechanics (2003)
U.C. Santa Barbara M.S., Mechanical Engineering (1993)
US Air Force Academy B.S., Engineering Mechanics (1988)

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 Connie Kee Schlaefer:

We continue to work to make the local control funding formula understandable to the staff, parents, and community through community meetings, surveys, and newspaper columns.  Each year, a series of meetings are held in different forums in the community to review outcomes from the previous year.  We are getting better every year, but there is room for improvement in communicating in different ways.  It remains a hard topic to distill in an easily digested way, and we need to keep working at it!

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