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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Alpine Union School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Glenn Dickie

Governing Board Member, Alpine Union School District
4,278 votes (48.1%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • • Continue to add innovative curriculum to all our schools
  • • Provide professional growth opportunities for our teachers and staff at no cost to them
  • • Implement the best technologies available for curriculum and classroom learning



Profession:Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Manager, Information Technology Manager - Finance with 30+ years of professional Business Management, Information Technology and Accounting experience. (1999–current)
President Governing Board, Alpine Union School District- Elected position — Elected position (2014–current)
Governing Board Member, Alpine Union School District- — Elected position (2010–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • • Diane Jacobs, Supervisor San Diego County
  • • The Republican Party of San Diego County

Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters San Diego (4)

What are the pressing problems of this school district, in your opinion, and what experience do you bring to the Board that will help address these problems?
Answer from Glenn Dickie:
  • One of the greatest challenges to schools is technology in the classrooms. The one place that has escaped the productivity miracle of technology for the last 30 plus years is education.  We need to keep up the pace of implementing technology in our schools so we can continue to provide our students the best educational opportunities available.

  • Another challenge is declining enrollment, a problem that plagues all East county schools.  By continuing to add innovative curriculum, we expect to reverse the trend.
  • School safety is an ongoing challenge and of utmost importance. I feel it is important for of us in Alpine to continue collaborating with our parents, community and local law enforcement, and to follow law enforcement's recommendations.   I oppose armed guards on our school campuses, and do not equate the presence of guards with school safety, as some have proposed.

I see myself as a consensus builder.  I may not agree with my peers on every issue but believe there is usually a workable solution, and it is my nature to find an agreeable resolution.  I also believe it is ok to disagree and dissent on a vote.  I value each individual's ideas and contributions and together our different viewpoints make a stronger community.


What is your view of charter schools?
Answer from Glenn Dickie:

I think Charters are essential to education, because they are designed to offer different choices in education.  Charters have more independence than public schools, which are highly regulated by the state. This allows them to offer specialized courses and approaches that public schools cannot.   When parents and students have choices in selecting a school, they are more likely to be committed and involved in the education process.  We took advantage of this option when my son chose to attend Steele Canyon High School.


Should the district curb its school choice initiatives (for students who are not in charter schools), so that more students stay in their neighborhood schools? Why or why not?
Answer from Glenn Dickie:

 No, parents want and should have choices in education.


Are there school discipline strategies or behavioral support programs that you find appealing alternatives to exclusionary or punitive discipline? If so, which ones, and why?
Answer from Glenn Dickie:

 Yes, I firmly believe in “Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports”.   The premise explains its appeal:

"If a child doesn’t know how to read, we teach.
If a child doesn’t know how to swim, we teach.
If a child doesn’t know how to multiply, we teach.
If a child doesn’t know how to drive, we teach.
If a child doesn’t know how to behave, we… teach? …punish?

 Why can’t we finish the last sentence as automatically as we do the others?” - Tom Herner (NASDE President)




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