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Board Member — Roseville Joint Union High School District

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Julie Hirota

Non-profit Executive/Parent
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  1. Provide excellent and equitable education to every...
  2. Manage the budget and maintain high programmatic standards
  3. Retain and reward high-quality faculty
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Paige K. Stauss

Real Estate Investments
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  1. Continue to provide academic opportunities for every...
  2. Monitor our fiscal status so that the district can...
  3. Build High School campus #6 and the Antelope Performing...
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Rene Aguilera

School Board Trustee - Incumbent...
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  1. Respect and support the cornerstone of education....
  2. Consider all parent and student concerns.
  3. Manage and conserve our financial resources.
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Andrew Tagg

Community Banker/High School Parent
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Gary T. Johnson

Retired Peace Officer
33,727 votes (20.8%)Winning
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Non-profit Executive
32,453 votes (20%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Provide excellent and equitable education to every student at every campus
  • Manage the budget and maintain high programmatic standards
  • Retain and reward high-quality faculty

Experience

Experience

Profession:Non-profit Executive/Parent
Executive Director, California CareForce (2016–current)
Planning Commissioner, City of Roseville — Appointed position (2012–current)
Chief Executive Officer, Blue Line Arts (2010–2016)
Director, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (2009–2010)
Division Director, Hewlett-Packard (1996–2001)

Education

University of California Davis Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (1993)

Community Activities

President - Board Member, Roseville City School District Foundation (2011–current)
Board Member, Placer County Visitors Bureau (2015–current)

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Incumbent
30,900 votes (19%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Continue to provide academic opportunities for every student in our district
  • Monitor our fiscal status so that the district can provide programs and opportunities
  • Build High School campus #6 and the Antelope Performing Arts building

Experience

Experience

Profession:Real Estate Investments

Education

University of California Berkeley BS, MBA , Business, specifically finance (1979)

Biography

I have a BS and MBA from UC Berkeley, and worked for several banks and a technology company before staying home to raise my children.  I have worked on behalf of education for 27 years serving in many capacities--budget committees, Sober Grad Night, PTC President, raised money and constructed a $100,000 shade pavilion, promoted elementary Art and Science Docent programs, interviewed key personnel and participated in the growth of a private educational foundation.  I am currently active with the California School Boards Association and sit on the board of directors, concerned with statewide education matters.

I have been married for 35 years, and raised four children, all of whom were products of public education through high school and university.

Political Beliefs

My focus in my adult life has been education.  I still see education as being the equalizer and it is more important than ever for our state to educate our children.  For the past 12 years, I have served on the Board of the Roseville Joint Union HSD, primarily to ensure opportunities for each of our 10,000 students, and keep the focus on academics.  I was instrumental in bringing the International Baccalaureate program to our district, and was responsible for the creation of an online Personal Finance course graduation requirement.

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Email paige@stauss.com
Incumbent
27,728 votes (17.1%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Respect and support the cornerstone of education.
  • Consider all parent and student concerns.
  • Manage and conserve our financial resources.

Experience

Experience

Profession:School Board Trustee - Incumbent
School Board Trustee, Roseville Joint Union High School District (2012–current)
School Board Trustee, Roseville Joint Union High School District — Elected position (2012–current)
School Board Trustee, Roseville City School District (2002–2012)
School Board Trustee, Roseville City Elementary School District — Elected position (2002–2012)

Education

University of California, Davis (current)
University of California, Davis Bachelor of Arts, Political Science - Public Service (1983)

Community Activities

Founder and Co-Coordinator, UC DAVIS Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference and Celebration (2001–current)
Board of Director and Conference Coordinator, Neighborhoods USA Concerns 2005 Conference (2003–current)
Member, Roseville Coalition Neighborhoods Association (RCONA) (2001–current)
Board of Director, Latino Leadership Conference (2005–2010)
Board of Director, American Leadership Forum - Motherlode Chapter (2007–2010)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • Sacramento Central Labor Council
  • American Labor Federation - AFL-CIO

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (1)

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?
Answer from Rene Aguilera:

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) was signed into law on July 13, 2013 that ended categorical funding for schools.  The LCCF shifted to local school district, the decision-making authority over how to allocate resources to meet students' needs and target additional funding to educate high-needs populations (low income, English learner and foster youth).

Our School District is in our third year of implementation and requires that parents and other community members be engaged in the decision-makling proce our District Staffss. Each year, our District engages as many stakeholders as we can in morning, afternoon and evening meetings out in the community and upon complettion of our LCFF Plan, our District than send a completed application of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), to the Placer County Offices of Educations for approval.

As one of five School Board Trustees up for re-election, I will continue to ensure that the public through communimty meetings with stakeholders add input to the LCAP and that from year-to-year we measure outcomes with data and actual monies spent.

 

Candidate Contact Info

Email rene.aguilera2020@gmail.com
Community Banker/Parent
24,713 votes (15.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Promote fiscal responsibility of our limited educational funds.
  • Promote academic programs that produce successful students.
  • Provide resources that will enable our teachers to perform their job at a high level.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Community Banker/High School Parent
Vice President, California Bank & Trust (2015–current)
Member and Vice Chair, Roseville Library Board — Appointed position (2015–current)
Member and Chair, Silverado Middle School Site Council — Appointed position (2012–2014)
School Site Council, Quail Glen — Elected position (2010–2012)

Education

CSU, Chico Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Political Science (1990)

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (5)

  • Carol Garcia, Roseville Mayor
  • Jan Pinney, RJUHSD Board Member
  • Kirk Uhler, Placer County Supervisor
  • Scott Leslie, President Sierra College Board
  • Susan Rohan, Roseville City Council

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