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Trustee, Trustee Area 3 — Elk Grove Unified School District

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Chris Baker

WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR,DRIVER
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  1. INCREASE BUDGET OVERSIGHT OF DISTRICTS,DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY,AND...
  2. ENCOURAGE STRONG PARENT INVOLVEMENT IN THE CLASSROOM...
  3. CLOSE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP.We need to close the achievement...
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Chet Madison, Sr.

Governing Board Member, Elk Grove Unified School District
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • INCREASE BUDGET OVERSIGHT OF DISTRICTS,DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY,AND TO ENSURE TAXPAYERS DOLLARS ARE SPENT IN THE CLASSROOM.
  • ENCOURAGE STRONG PARENT INVOLVEMENT IN THE CLASSROOM AND IN DECISION MAKING IN THERE LOCAL SCHOOL.
  • CLOSE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP.We need to close the achievement gap that leave many low income and minority students behind.

Experience

Experience

Profession:WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR,DRIVER
steering commission member, JUDGE/CLERGY COMMISSION,[ SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE'S] This is a ongoing commission.. — Appointed position (2016–current)
District 8 City Council Long term intern., City Councilmember — Appointed position (2014–2016)
RACIAL PROFILING COMMISSION, SACRAMENTO CITY COUNCIL — Appointed position (2014–2015)
SERVICE MANAGER, SAMS CLUB (1996–2005)
SERVICE MANAGER, SAMS CLUB (1996–2005)
DRIVER, UNITED VAN LINES (1989–1994)

Education

Woodrow Wilson High School [ San Francisco,Ca] NO COLLEGE DEGREE ONLY ATTENDED HIGH SCHOOL, BASIC AND GENERAL EDUCATION (1981)

Community Activities

BOARD MEMBER/STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP, BRIDGENETWORK (2013–current)

Biography

-2016 appointed to judge/clergy commission [superior court]

- Long-term intern district 8 city council

-local advocate for better education

-Board Member of Bridge network [2013-current]

-St Hope [Sacramento Charter High] School Site Council Board [2009-2015]

-California Charter Schools Association-Improving parent involvement in student success.

-Former At-risk Juvenile Delinquent,Foster Care and Ward of the Court in San Francisco Bay Area

-Education-

2016 Completed Sacramento City Manager's Academy.

2015 Completed Sacramento City Planning  Academy.

2010   Consecrated,Ordained as a Bishop, [ Chicago,Il]

2004   Completed Ministry School [ Sacramento]

2007   Ordained Pastorialship, [Houston,Texas]

Awards-Accomplishments

-2015 President Obama's acknowledgement and appreciation letter for community involvement

-2015 Appointed to the Community Racial Profiling Commission,City of Sacramento

-2015 U.S. House of Congress-Represenatives Acknowledgement

-2015 California State Legislature Recognition Acknowledgement

-2016 California State Assembly Recognition of Appreciation

-2016 California State Senate Appreciation of recognition for Advocacy For youth

-2016 Follow up letter from President Obama on hard work and dedication

-2016 Letter From Vice President Joe Bidden's office[ Acknowledgement and dedication for advocacy]

-2016 Was called to the WhiteHouse to take part in a forum for two days

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • Latino Democratic committe
  • CALIFORNIA CHARTER SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (3)

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 Chris Baker:

I WILL WORK HARD AND MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ENSURE ALL RESOURCES ARE BEING USED WISELY, AND ALSO MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO HOLD PUBLIC -COMMUNITY MEETINGS TO GET INPUT AND BRING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING.

I WOULD WORK IN UNITY WITH MY COLLEAGUES TO MAKE IT A PRIORITY.

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?

No answer provided.
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?

No answer provided.

Political Beliefs

CAN WE ALL ACCOMPLISH WORKING TOGETHER ACROSS PARTY LINES AND GET THIS COUNTRY BACK WERE IT NEEDS TO BE.

Accountability.

Summary

IMPROVE EDUCATION.

Our community faces a serious educational issue:

As part of my commitment to maintain accountability and quality of education in our schools,with working hard with parents,staff,and community members

To develop a district wide coalition to identify were parents can help to be part of the great success of our students, also my commitment would be to hold

several forums on the update on the measure [m] money once approved by voters and the [LCAP,LCFF] which is very important to our schools and parents.

Measure  M Will:

Have strong accountability All funds stay local to benifit Elk Grove Schools

Mandatory annual financial and performance audits.

A independent Citizens oversight committe is reguired.

I will work hard with all my colleagues to make sure we are being transparent and accountable.   

Candidate Contact Info

Email csinglefather@comcast.net

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