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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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Rosedale Union School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Patricia Young

Retired District Administrator
7,538 votes (29.59%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Uphold the values and skills needed for our children's ultimate success.
  • Keep the district focused on learning and achievement for all students.
  • Provide community leadership on educational issues and advocate on behalf of students and public education at the local, state and federal levels.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Retired Educator/Administrator
Special Education Coordinator, Kern High School District (1996–2013)
Resource Coordinator, Kern High School District (1993–1996)
Program Specialist, Kern High School District (1990–1993)
Resource Teacher, Kern High School District (1981–1993)
Special Education Teacher, Arvin Union School District (1976–1981)

Education

California State University, Bakersfield Master of Arts (M.A.), Special Education (1996)
California State University, Bakersfield Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) , English (1979)
California State University, Bakersfield Life single subject teaching credential, English (1979)
California State University, Bakersfield Life teaching credential, special education (1979)
California State University, Sacramento Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), speech pathology and audiology (1975)

Community Activities

Member, Bakersfield Republican Women Federated (2015–current)
Member, PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization) (2016–current)
Volunteer, The Mission of Kern County (1990–current)
Board Member, Kern County Autism Center Board of Directors (2010–2015)
Board Member, Kern Autism Network (2010–2013)

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 Patricia Young:
  • Provide community leadership on educational issues and advocate on behalf of students and public education at the local, state and federal levels. 
  • Ensure opportunities for the divese range of views in the community to inform board deliberations 
  • Maintain accountability for student learning by adopting the district curriculum and monitoring student progress.
  • Adopt a fiscally responsible budget based on the district's vision and goals, and regularly monitor the fiscal health of the district.

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