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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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Poway Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee

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Kimberley Beatty

Governing Board Member, Poway Unified School District
24,681 votes (19.21%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • My first priority is hiring a top notch superintendent and to include our community stakeholders in discussions about what attributes are important to them in a new superintendent.
  • I will continue to champion responsible governance and fiscal oversight in order to maximize the community’s funds that directly benefit our students.
  • My other priorities include: working to close the achievement gap; increasing online course offerings; improving anti-bullying programs; reintroducing middle school intramural sports; starting secondary schools later; and farm to table partnerships.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Poway Unified School District Governing Board Member
Governing Board Member, Poway Unified School District — Elected position (2012–current)
Legislation Chair, Palomar Council PTSA — Appointed position (2007–2010)

Education

CA School Boards Association Masters in Governance (MIG), School Board Governance (2016)
University of Maryland School of Law Juris Doctor with Honors (J.D.), Law (2003)

Biography

I am the only Board Member with a Masters in Governance from the California School Boards Association.  I have served as Board President and Board Representative to the Poway Chamber of Commerce; California Association of Large Suburban Schools; City of Poway Subcommittee; County Board of Education; and City of San Diego Subcommittee.  I have a proven record of accomplishments, including successfully advocating for lowered class sizes and increasing funding for – robotics, PE, visual and performing arts, counselors, libraries, career pathway programs and other student programs.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

My driving force has always been about fighting for the next generation, whose rug has been pulled out from underneath them.  It is also my fundamental belief that public education is the foundation of Democracy in ensuring civically engaged and educated citizenry.  Public education also affords the best opportunity for leveling the playing field and providing upward mobility.

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