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Los Angeles County, CA November 5, 2013 Election
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By Kathy Paspalis

Candidate for Governing Board Member; Culver City Unified School District

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In my past four years on the school board I am proud to say my priority has been placing the needs of our KIDS FIRST. A lot of wonderful progress has been made during that time. Yet, as we are all well aware, the past 5 years of deep budget cuts have created a challenge for our public schools.

As our economy continues its recovery, we must continue to:

  • Leverage our existing resources creatively and efficiently
  • Institute long-range plans to secure the school district's future

Our kids and teachers deserve modern and safe facilities, so we must:
  • address the deferred maintenance and infrastructure needs at all of our school sites
  • upgrade our technological capacity and safety systems
  • complete the improvements to the athletic fields at the Middle and High Schools, renovate the Frost auditorium, and provide a permanent home for Culver Park High School

We must also continue to build on our academic successes by:
  • instituting the new Common Core standards with collaborative input from teachers and staff
  • providing meaningful professional development towards a shared vision
  • continuing to address the needs of the whole child so that our students are challenged and supported

I am:
  • a professional with a background in working with budgets, deadlines, clients, staff and government statutes and rules
  • a careful and reasoned thinker who is not afraid to question assumptions and delve into innovative solutions
  • a board member with a track record for PUTTING OUR KIDS FIRST

With your support I hope to continue to work with our dedicated team of educators to ensure that CCUSD prepares our students to achieve their dreams. I have the experience, energy, and commitment to tackle these challenges and pledge to focus my incredible work ethic, dedication and passion to serving the children and youth of Culver City.

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