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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Alpine Union School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Louis Russo

Retired Teacher
3,151 votes (35.4%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Make Alpine Union a Welcoming School
  • Give our children a safe environment
  • Raise our academic scores



Profession:Retired Marine, Retired Teacher
U.S. Government Contractor, Solute Consulting (2017–current)
Member, Alpine Community Planning Group, San Diego Rural Fire Board — Elected position (2004–current)


National University Master's Degree, Education (2009)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • California Republican Assembly

Organizations (1)

  • Salt and Light Council

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 Louis Russo:

AUSD is losing students to the local Charter and neighboring districts due to extremely poor management.  It is ranked below adjacent schools with the same student population.  CHP threatened to close down the transportation system and it had to contract with another district to carry its students.  It spent $1 million in lawsuits.  It had administrators illegally changing grades.

What is your view of charter schools?
Answer from Louis Russo:

They provide great competition for public schools and improve education for all.

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 Louis Russo:

No.  See above.

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 Louis Russo:

Alternative schools

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