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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Los Angeles County, CA March 8, 2005 Election
 Smart Voter Dale Petrulis

Candidate for
Board Member; Redondo Beach Unified School District

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Educator
  • Proven educational leader-36 years-see
  • 11 year teacher/20 year school principal/4+ years Central/Local District Administrator
  • PTA honors: Very Special Person, Honorary Service, Continuing Service
  • Written over $3 million in educational grants to strengthen and enhance current programs and build new ones
  • National Collaborative honoree-National Councils of Mayors/Cities/School Boards for collaborative support for the school community
  • Appointed member of CA Dept. of Education English Language Arts Content Review Panel reviewing standards match to test items
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Increase and improve collaboration and cooperation between teachers/classified staff/administration to build relationships/trust/teamwork/morale
  • Support the highest quality instructional program for all students, providing ongoing professional development to support teaching and learning
  • Improve the budget picture by locating outside resources to avoid cuts in programs and personnel
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Key Endorsements
  • Kurt Schmalz , candidate for Redondo Beach Mayor
  • Steve Aspel , candidate for Redondo Beach City Council
  • George Nakano, former Assemblyman, 53rd Assembly District
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Position Papers
Communication with Teachers and Staff
In recent years, the school district's relationship with teachers has been contentious. Our district and our teachers have needed outsiders to come in to mediate between them. Morale is low. We need a stronger commitment to communication and collaboration.
Diminishing Budgets
All California school districts are struggling with the realities of diminishing budgets. The state is faced with a projection of a $7-billion deficit that will probably reduce educational budgets in all school districts, including Redondo Beach. Small school districts, such as Redondo Beach, have few choices when making cuts from their budget. We need creative solutions and outside funding. We need to look at structures and systems and make changes to improve service and reduce expenditures.
High Quality Instruction Matched to State Standards
We must take all steps to ensure that our students are offered a superior educational program that maximizes each student's potential and their ability to make good post high school choices.
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