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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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Vista Unified School DistrictCandidate for Trustee, Trustee Area 5

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Roland Bud Balmer

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5,275 votes (46.03%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Allowing parents to have more control over their children's education
  • Ensuring student safety while at school and during school functions
  • Eliminating the $103 million debate and maintaining fiscal discipline by staying within budget

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • San Diego County Republican Party
  • American Patriot Coalition PAC
  • Carl DeMaio

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 Roland Bud Balmer:
  • As a Board Member I will ensure that the Vista Unified School District keep all budgetary items available for public viewing and scrutiny. The only way to measure our children's outcome is by their testing scores which was not all that terrific the last school year. We can not Fail Our Children by not providing them with Great Education for them to succeed now and in the Future.

Questions from League of Women Voters of North County San Diego (1)

What is the most significant challenge facing the Vista Unified School District, and if you are elected, what steps will you take to address it?
Answer from Roland Bud Balmer:

With the School District reaching a milestone of being a century old this school year it has many old schools. Maintaining these schools is costly and there is a need to start replacing the buildings with new more modern building materials and techniques. The budget is tight but with a proper plan in place we can modernize our schools without needing a bond and without increasing property taxes.

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