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November 8, 2016 — Elección General de California
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Petaluma Joint Union High School DistrictCandidato para Miembre de Junta

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Mary S. Johnson

Appointed Incumbent
13,066 votos (27.6%)
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Experiencia

Experiencia

School Board Trustee, Petaluma City Schools (Petaluma Elementary and Joint Union High School Districts) — Cargo designado (2016–current)
Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Fortune 100 Company (1985–2004)

Educación

Dominican University Master of Business Administration, Strategic Leadership (1999)
University of California, Berkeley Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics (1984)

Actividades comunitarias

Executive Board Member, Casa Grande High School PTSA (2014–current)
President, Past President, Vice President, United State Air Force Academy Parents Association of Northern California (2014–current)
Board Member , Kenilworth Junior High School PTSA (2011–2013)
Board Member, WISE Foundation (Waugh Invests in Student Excellence) (2004–2010)

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Featured Endorsements

  • Mike Harris
  • Petaluma Federation of Teachers

Organizaciónes (1)

  • Petaluma Argus-Courier http://www.petaluma360.com/opinion/6085035-181/johnson-lynch-for-petaluma-school

Preguntas y Respuestas

Preguntas de League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (2)

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?
Respuesta de Mary S. Johnson:

 

Communication of the state school funding formula - a complicated alphabet soup of acronyms and abbreviations - and the accompanying goals for achievement can be simplified for ease of understanding.  At the core, Petaluma City Schools (PCS) has four major goals with supporting objectives that I will briefly outline here: 

 

1.  Students need access to 21st century learning environment and tools.  To achieve this, the district will provide the students with qualified teachers, appropriate instructional materials, an iPad and quality facilities.

 

2.  All students will graduate from PCS College and career ready. To achieve this, PCS is working towards students attaining grade level mastery in English and Math, providing appropriate Career and Technical Education courses, and providing professional development to our fabulous teachers.  

 

3.  PCS Community will be involved and included in the education of of PCS students, including the decision making process.  To this goal, there is a regularly updated parent portal (Aeries) for grades and information about their student/s, regularly scheduled informational meetings at each and every school site, a website in the process of being revamped to improve user experience and information and a Parent App for iPhone and android platforms.  

 

4.  All students engaged and supported to meet the rigor required to be a 21st century student.  The focus here is on the importance of individual student attendance leading to outstanding graduation rates, as well as the newly launched (2016-17 school year) after school activities and engagement program organized at the district level and managed at the school site level with the goal of having every district student involved in a minimum of one outside activity at their school site during this school year.  

I understand the funding formula and the goals associated with measuring outcomes.  I will continue to support the District Superintendent and his staff in following through on the details needed to achieve those goals and continue to reach out to community members to keep all stakeholders actively involved in keeping Petaluma City Schools award winning.                   

 

Funding to Schools

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?

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